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Casper and Corey Platt-May: Father of two boys killed in hit-and-run found dead in hotel room

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The father of two boys killed by a speeding driver in a hit-and-run crash has been found dead at a hotel in Greece.

Reece Platt-Mays body was discovered in Corfu in theearly hours of Thursday morning. His death is not being treated as suspicious, West Midlands Police said.

Corey Platt-May, six, and his brother Casper, two, were killed when they were struck by a driver high on cocaine in February. They had been walkingto a park near their home in Coventry with their mother, Louise.

Robert Brown, 53, was jailed for nine years at Warwick Crown Court last month after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

He had been speeding at more than 61mph in a 30mph zone when he mowed downthe brothers in a Ford Focus. The car hit the brothers with suchforce that Corey was found several metres down the road.

Judge Andrew Lockhart QC described the crash as horrifying.

In a statement read in court as Brown was jailed on 27 April, Mr Platt-May said: 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.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/coventry-hit-run-father-dead-boys-casper-corey-platt-may-a8356146.html

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