Father of young hit-and-run victims found dead in Greek hotel

The father of two young hit-and-run victims has been found dead in a hotel room in Greece.

Thursday, 17th May 2018, 5:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th May 2018, 6:01 pm
Two-year-old Casper Platt-May (left) and six-year-old Corey Platt-May

Reece Platt-May's body was found on Thursday, three months after his sons Corey and Casper, aged six and two, were mowed down by serial criminal Robert Brown on February 22.

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.

The court later heard that Brown had been released from prison just six days before the incident.

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Reece Platt-May, the father of hit-and-run victims Corey and Casper, hugging his sister Tia Fletcher

West Midlands Police have now said Mr Platt-May was found on the Greek island of Corfu and his death is not being treated as suspicious.

In a statement read to Warwick Crown Court as Brown was jailed for nine years on April 27, Mr 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."