A man who allegedly hit and killed two brothers before driving away called a judge a ‘f*cking pr*ck’ when he appeared in court yesterday.
53-year-old Robert Brown and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, appeared at Coventry Magistrates Court yesterday to face two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
Brown had to be restrained during the seven-minute hearing when he began yelling that ‘this is a f***ing kangaroo court’ and called the judge a ‘f*cking pr*ck’, The Evening Standard reports.
Brown and Harrison stand accused of killing brothers Corey, six, and Casper Platt-May, two, after hitting the boys as they crossed the road with their mother.
Both Corey and Casper were rushed to hospital but unfortunately, despite the best efforts of doctors, both boys passed away. Their mother was unhurt.
An abandoned, damaged black Ford Focus was found a short time after the crash less than half a mile down the road.
Brown is also facing charges of driving while disqualified and without insurance while Harrison faces a further allegation of common assault.
Both Brown and Harrison were remanded in custody after the magistrate John Martin adjourned the case and the pair will appear next at Warwick Crown Court via video link on March 22.
Corey and Casper’s mother Louise Platt-May paid tribute to the boys following their deaths.
She called Corey ‘an amazing boy’ with a passion for football while describing Casper as a ‘cheeky little boy’ whose smile could light up any room.
Chelsea Platt-May, the boy’s aunt, told Sky News that the family were on the way to the park when the collision happened.
I hope – it sounds horrible to say – they didn’t suffer and I hope they were going with happy thoughts and not thoughts of pain.PA Images
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands Police collision investigation unit, thanked the public for their overwhelming help in the case although he added anyone with information who has not already spoken to the police should come forward.
He went on to say that the police are continuing to offer our support to family members at such a devastating time.
Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us. If there is anyone who has not yet contacted us, they should call 101.