Dad Of Boys Killed In Coventry Hit-And-Run Found Dead

17 May 2018, 15:15 | Updated: 17 May 2018, 15:18

Corey and Casper Platt-may

The father of two brothers killed in a hit-and-run in Coventry has been found dead in a hotel room in Corfu.

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

The boys were with their mother in MacDonald Road, Coventry, at about 2pm when Brown's Ford Focus ploughed into them at more than 60mph.

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

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.

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."