29th Jun, 2022

Accomplice of man who killed Corey and Casper Platt-May out of jail - after just weeks

Felix Nobes 24th Jul, 2018 Updated: 24th Jul, 2018

The accomplice of the man who killed young Coventry brothers Corey and Casper Platt-May has been released from jail after just weeks.

Gwendoline Harrison, 42, is back walking the streets, despite attacking a hero passer-by who had apprehended cocaine-addled Robert Brown who tried to escape after a sickening hit-and-run in Longfellow Road, Stoke, Coventry, in February.

His sentence of nine years for causing death by dangerous driving is being reviewed by the Solicitor General while Harrison, of Triumph Close, Wyken, Coventry, got just six months for assaulting a man with intent to prevent Brown’s detention.

She had only served half her sentence.

On the day of the tragedy, emergency services found Corey, aged six, with serious injuries.

He was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he died.

Casper, aged two, was treated at the roadside but he passed away at the scene.

Some 40 metres from the initial impact, Brown’s Ford Focus came to a halt and he and Harrison tried to make their escape.

A member of the public tried to detain Brown a number of times, but was attacked by Harrison.

The couple were eventually arrested by police officers a few streets away from the collision.

Chelsea Platt-May, who lost her brother (the boys’ father) after he committed suicide on holiday in Corfu, recently sent a touching message to two maintenance workers who helped stop Brown and Harrison.

She said they took their car keys to prevent them driving away and lead police to where they were hiding.

In a Facebook post she wrote: “I have meant to write this post since February.

“I haven’t been able to come up with the words properly but I’m sure my whole family stand by what I say.

“I would love to say a huge thank you to the two maintenance workers who were working on February 22 at around 2pm on Longfellow Road, Coventry.

“Due to their quick thinking and actions police were able to find Mr Brown and Mrs Harrison.

“They videoed them as proof of their actions and stopped them by taking their car keys.

“They followed them on foot to lead police to where they were hiding.”

“Because of them the two criminals who killed my nephews were brought to justice rather than getting away with their crime.”

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