Main Motorcycle: '09 T100 EFi
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Virginia
Other Motorcycle: Monster 796 ABS "Pantah"
Extra Motorcycle: K100RS 16/ABS
Don't know if this has been covered across the pond, or if this link will work. Looks like not for the first time the Special Relationship maybe only cuts one way
Nothing to do with Special Relationship, just standard diplomatic practice. Revoking immunity would set a very dangerous precedent. Unfortunate in this circumstance. Immunity exists to protect diplomats and family members from disappearing in hostile countries with impunity.
In any event, the Foreign Office and State Department "may" be able to work something out. Tricky I agree. Likely the wife of a career diplomat/bureaucrat, so technically not "political".
Ideally the woman would have remained to aid the investigation. She can't be prosecuted, full stop. Were a UK diplomat here found to be at fault, we couldn't prosecute either. Will wager there are numerous examples of this involving diplomats from all sorts of countries which haven't been widely reported. (Take care how you cross the street near the UN.
Insert historical perspective for any here who recall hostage exchanges at the Brandenburg Gate... Hong Kong probably not such a good spot anymore either.
'09 T-100 Forest Green / New England White, TORs, Intiminators & fork tubes raised 15mm, Chrome Ikon 7610 - SP8 Shocks, Custom Sargent Saddle, OEM Chrome Grab Rail, Conti Road Attack 2 EVO's 110/80VR19 & 150/70VR17, 7" Cibie lens and uprated H4 bulb.