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Mrs Sacoolas, 44, was on account of face Westminster Magis-trates’ Court by video hyperlink accused of inflicting dying by harmful driving. It follows the deadly crash exterior US navy base RAF Croughton, in Northants, on August 27, 2019.

The suspect, who was working for the CIA on the time, had diplomatic immunity asserted on her behalf by the US Government. She left the UK 19 days later.

In an announcement issued yesterday, the Crown Prosecution Service mentioned: “Following engagement between the parties, the hearing on January 18 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court has been vacated.

“This is to enable ongoing discussions between the CPS and Anne Sacoolas’s legal representatives to continue.

“Mrs Sacoolas has a right to a fair trial.

“It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice any proceedings.”

The announcement follows an announcement final month wherein the CPS mentioned it remained “committed to securing justice in this matter” and that the case can be heard on Tuesday.

Immediately after that assertion, Mrs Sacoolas’s authorized representatives mentioned: “While we have always been willing to discuss a virtual hearing, there is no agreement at this time.”

A call was reached to cost mother-of-three Mrs Sacoolas with inflicting Mr Dunn’s dying by harmful driving in December 2019.

Reacting to the most recent announcement, the Dunn household’s spokesman Radd Seiger mentioned: “We have full faith in the Crown Prosecution Service and will wait to hear from them with further ­developments, hopefully in the near future.

“Harry’s family were obviously looking forward to the hearing on Tuesday so they hope an agreement will be reached sooner rather than later.

“It is vitally important for their mental health that justice and closure is achieved soon.”

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