21st Jul, 2019

EDITOR'S COMMENT: We support Platt-May family's call for tougher sentences

Les Reid 5th Aug, 2018

The unimaginable loss of young brothers Corey and Casper Platt-May will never be forgotten.

Nor will the lenient sentences for Robert Brown and Gwendoline Harrison’s despicable crimes.

As our front page reported last week, she was freed from prison within weeks – despite attacking a good samaritan passerby who had tried to apprehend Brown after they made off from a hit-and-run killing.

Now Brown, who was driving high on cocaine and had a string of driving convictions, has had his nine-year sentence raised by just 18 months after an appeal.

We wholeheartedly back the family’s call for tougher sentences for causing death by dangerous driving, especially under the influence of drink or drugs.

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