THE way Harry Dunn’s parents have handled themselves as they seek justice for him has been admirable.

They have behaved with dignity throughout and yesterday they were steadfast in their refusal under the most almighty pressure – from the President of the United States, the most powerful man on Earth – to meet the fugitive who killed their son.

They had the presence of mind to realise that Donald Trump’s people were attempting to bamboozle and bounce them into a meeting with Anne Sacoolas which would probably have been presented to the world as a rapprochement. At this point, they don’t want to shake hands and make up: they want Mrs Sacoolas to return to Britain and explain how Harry came to be killed by her car which was travelling on the wrong side of the road.

Mrs Sacoolas is a victim in this, too. It doesn’t appear as if she set out that morning to kill anyone deliberately, and both she and her ten-year-old son, who was in the front seat at the moment of impact, are understandably suffering.

However, she has effectively fled from the scene of a potential crime, and is claiming a diplomatic immunity which may not exist. Even if it does exist, it is immoral. Harry’s parents deserve better than that.

President Trump seems to want to brush it off as just one of those things that happen. Lots of people drive on the wrong side, he claims.

America is effectively shielding Mrs Sacoolas from justice. It reflects badly on the US, although it probably reflects accurately how this US administration thinks it can ride roughshod over little Britain.