Thousand bikers honour Harry Dunn, 19, with 'last ride' as tearful mum says support 'only thing keeping us going'

A THOUSAND bikers have taken part in a "last ride" in memory of Harry Dunn – as his tearful mum said the public support is "the only thing keeping us going at the moment".

Harry's parents, Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles, have said they are "absolutely on their knees" as a family almost 12 weeks since their son died in a head-on collision.

Anne Sacoolas was allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road when she hit 19-year-old Harry's motorbike outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27.

Mrs Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity after the incident and returned to the US on September 15, sparking an international outcry.

Earlier this month, Northamptonshire Police – who were not told Mrs Sacoolas had left the UK – handed a file of evidence to the CPS after conducting an interview with the 42-year-old in the US.

The family said they were "strongly" led to believe that they could expect a charging decision this week – but there has still been no decision.

One thousand bikers today gathered in Brackley, Northamptonshire, in memory of the teenager.

They retracted the last journey Harry took on his motorbike before being hit and killed, with several carrying stickers saying 'Justice 4 Harry'.

Harry's mum Charlotte told Sky News: "It's pretty much the only thing keeping us going at the moment, it's the only thing making us smile, it means an awful lot.

"We feel it's our only plus at the minute, the support we're getting from the country because we're struggling with the way things are going with the authorities."

Harry's dad Tim said the support from those who took part in the motorbike and scooter ride was "fantastic".

Harry's parents said decisions in the case by the Crown Prosecution Service were "taking too long".

Mrs Charles added: "The case is a pretty clear cut, we are just waiting on their decision."

They accused authorities of mistreating and lying to them, adding: "We really suspect that something funny is going on."

Harry's parents also told Sky News how his twin Niall is coping after his brother's death.

Mr Dunn said: "The hardest thing is a dad is I can see him suffering and I can't do anything for him at the moment. There's nothing I can do as a dad to make him feel less pain 12 weeks on."

Ms Charles said Niall was managing his grief "the same as us", explaining: "He gets up every day, gets through each hour.

"We talk, not directly about the issues of what's going on so much, we probably only have one conversation each day about that.

"I think distraction methods are the only thing that is keeping him going, like us. Niall is coping as much as he possibly can, which is being with us as a family."

The 19-year-old's family have been fighting for action in a three-month saga that saw the case taken to the White House.

Earlier this week, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the rules around diplomatic immunity "should be looked at".

A CPS spokesperson said: "We fully understand how difficult this must be for Harry Dunn's family, and the CPS is doing everything possible to reach a charging decision as soon as we can.

"Unfortunately, we are unable to tell the family how long that will take. Each case is different, and the CPS has a duty to carefully consider all the available information, in order to make an independent and objective decision."

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