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Aunt's heartfelt message to men who helped catch Corey and Casper Platt-May killer

Felix Nobes 4th Jul, 2018 Updated: 4th Jul, 2018

THE aunt of Corey and Casper Platt-May has issued a heartfelt message thanking two men who helped police catch the young brothers’ killer.

Chelsea Platt-May lost both her nephews after they were hit by a car on February 22 in Longfellow Road, Coventry.

Corey and Casper, aged six and two respectively, were struck by Robert Brown, of Wyken, Coventry, who has since been sentenced to nine years for causing their deaths – a charge to which he pleaded guilty.

The brothers’ aunt sent a touching message to the two maintenance workers who were on a job the day of the tragedy.

She said they apprehended Brown and his accomplice Gwendoline Harrison – taking their car keys to prevent them driving away and leading police to where they were hiding.

Harrison pleaded guilty to assault with intent to resist arrest, and was sentenced to six months in jail.

Ms Platt-May described the workers as ‘wonderful human beings’ and wants them to know how thankful her family are for their heroic actions.

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.

“Unfortunately, I have left it too long to say a massive thank you to them, and I can’t remember their names.

“Please can anyone and everyone share this so hopefully they can know how thankful me and my whole family are for helping us in our time of need.

“Also thank you for being able to help the police, check on the boys and being altogether really wonderful human beings.

“Thank you – with love in my whole heart, Chelsea Platt-May.”

In May, her brother – and the boys’ father – Reece Platt-May took is own life while on holiday in Corfu, Greece.

As we reported in May, she released a heart-breaking tribute following her sibling’s death in which she talked about her brother’s and her own battle with mental illness.

Following Brown’s controversial sentence in April, Reece and his partner Louise, had called for Brown to receive a life sentence and appealed to the government to introduce tougher sentences for driving offences.

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