Anne Sacoolas is due to face criminal proceedings in the UK after being charged with causing Harry Dunn's death by dangerous driving. 

Sacoolas, 44, is accused of killing Dunn on August 27, 2019 outside a US military base in Northamptonshire. 

She had diplomatic immunity given by the US government after the collision and was allowed to leave the UK 19 days after the crash.

The Crown Prosecution Service has said the case will be heard at Westminster Magistrates Court on January 18 2022. 

It is unclear whether Sacoolas will appear via video link or in person. 

A spokesperson for the law firm representing Sacoolas said: “While we have always been willing to discuss a virtual hearing, there is no agreement at this time.”

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss tweeted: “Welcome news that Anne Sacoolas will face a UK court. We continue to support the family to get justice for Harry Dunn.”

Mr Dunn’s mother, Charlotte Charles, said: “My family and I are feeling very emotional and overwhelmed, having just learned the news that Mrs Sacoolas is now to face our justice system.

“It is all that we asked for following Harry’s death.”

A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said: “While the challenges and complexity of this case are well known, we remain committed to securing justice in this matter.

“The case will be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 18 January.

“Anne 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.”