Pair Charged After Brothers Die In Coventry Crash
24 February 2018, 10:31
Police have charged two people after two young brothers died in a crash in Coventry.
The boys - who were six and two years old - had been on their way to a park with their mother and aunt.
Corey Platt-May and his brother Casper - who described as "amazing and cheeky boys" - were struck by a car as they crossed the road with their family in the Stoke area of the city on Thursday afternoon.
Both boys died after being taken to hospital and a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side was found abandoned a short time later.
Now - West Midlands Police have confirmed 53-year-old Robert Brown and 41-year-old Gwendoline Harrison - both from Wyken - have been charged under joint enterprise of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
Brown, of Attwood Crescent is also charged with a number of driving offences while Harrison, of Triumph Close faces an allegation of common assault.
They're appearing before Magistrates sitting at Warwick Justice Centre in Leamington this morning.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Collision Investigation Unit at West Midlands Police, said: "It is always tragic to lose loved ones, especially when so young, and we are continuing to offer our support to family members at such a devastating time.
"We are very appreciative of the overwhelming help we have received from the public during our investigations to date; and we continue to ask anyone with information who has not already spoken to us to get in touch with us."
A book of condolence has been set up in memory of the brothers at Coventry Cathedral.
In light of yesterday’s tragic news we have opened a book of condolence for all of those impacted. You are welcome to pause and pray, and to light a candle should you wish— Coventry Cathedral (@CovCathedral) February 23, 2018