Anne Sacoolas

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department was notified that Anne Sacoolas was intending to leave the UK; and when his Department passed on that information to Northamptonshire Police.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

As I explained to the House on 21 October, the US Embassy told the FCO on 13 September that the individual concerned would be leaving the country imminently unless the UK had strong objections. We duly and immediately objected in clear terms and have done so ever since. When the FCO followed up with the US Embassy on 16 September, they informed the FCO that the individual had left the UK the previous day. The FCO informed Northamptonshire Police the same day.

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