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Route change for Coventry City bus parade today to pay tribute to Platt-May brothers

Editorial Correspondent 30th May, 2018 Updated: 30th May, 2018

THERE have been two route changes to today’s Coventry City open top bus parade – one to pay tribute to the Platt-May brothers.

Supporters will assemble in the city to pay tribute to the victorious Sky Blues team who triumphed at Wembley on Monday – beating Exeter to city to be promoted to League Two.

The Lord Mayor of Coventry will hold a Civic Reception for the promotion winning squad tonight following the bus tour, which starts at the Ryton training ground at 5pm.

It is expected to arrive in the city centre by around 5.45pm.

It was announced this afternoon by the club on Twitter that the bus route will now take in Longfellow Road, Stoke, as a tribute to Corey and Casper Platt-May, aged six and two, who lost their lives after being struck by a car driven by Robert Brown, who was sentenced to nine years for their death.

The club tweeted: “ROUTE UPDATE: The Sky Blues bus parade will be visiting Longfellow Road in tribute to the Platt-May family.

“CCFC and the Coventry community have been deeply affected by the tragedy, and our thoughts are with them. #PUSB”

Another change to the schedule announced yesterday will see the bus pass through Ryton village and not Oxford Road at the beginning of the procession.

The route will be:

Leaving Ryton – 5pm

Ryton Village

London Road

St James Lane

Langbank Avenue

Princethorpe Way

Binley Road

Hipswell Highway

Longfellow Road

Ansty Road

Walsgrave Road

Sky Blue Way

Gosford Street

Jordon Well

Much Park Street

St Johns Street

Little Park Street

New Union Street

Warwick Road

Greyfriars Road

Queen Victoria Road

Corporation Street

Hales Street

Trinity Street

Broadgate (stop)

High Street

Arrive Council House 6.30pm

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