British father of hit and run victims found dead in Corfu
The father of two young hit-and-run victims has been found dead in a hotel room in Greece.
Reece Platt-May’s body was found on Thursday, three months after his sons Corey and Casper, aged six and two, were run over by the serial criminal Robert Brown on 22 February.
The boys were with their mother in MacDonald Road, Coventry, at about 2pm when drugged-up Brown’s Ford Focus ploughed into them at more than 60mph in a 30mph zone. They were both severely injured and later died.
The court later heard that Brown had been released from prison just six days before the incident.
West Midlands police said Platt-May was found on the Greek island of Corfu and his death was not being treated as suspicious.
In a statement read to Warwick crown court as Brown was jailed for nine years on 27 April, Platt-May said on behalf of the boys’ mother, Louise: “My heart is broken – my heart is broken and time will never heal this.
“I love my boys with all my heart, and they will never be forgotten.”
A spokesman for West Midlands police said: “Mr Platt-May was found dead in a hotel room in Corfu, Greece, during the early hours of Thursday 17 May. His death is not being treated as suspicious. His family has been notified and the matter will be passed to the coroner.
“Our condolences go to the family who have asked for the media to respect their privacy at this difficult time.”
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