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Funeral for father of young brothers who died after being hit by a car

Reece Platt-May with his brothers Corey and Casper. Credit: Family photo

The funeral is taking for a man whose young sons died after being hit by a car in Coventry.

Reece Platt-May's body was discovered at a hotel in Corfu, Greece, in May. His death was not treated as suspicious by police.

The 30-year-old died three months after his sons Corey, aged six, and Casper, aged two, were were involved in a crash on MacDonald Road in Coventry in February.

The family were on their way to an outing at a local park.

Brothers Corey and Casper Platt-May died after being hit by a car. Credit: Family photo

Robert Brown was jailed for nine years in April after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Brown also admitted to driving while disqualified and having no insurance or a valid licence.

His sentence was referred to the Attorney General, who has now passed it up to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme.

Toys and flowers were left near the scene of the crash for brothers Corey and Casper. Credit: PA

Mr Platt-May's funeral is taking place this afternoon at Canley Crematorium.

His family asked for any donations to be made to the Air Ambulance.

An inquest in to the death of his death was recently opened.

The assistant coroner for Coventry, Simon Charlton, said:

This matter was referred to the coroner's office because of Mr Platt-May's death abroad.

– Simon Charlton, ssistant coroner for Coventry

Mr Charlton adjourned the inquest until a "date to be confirmed" as they await further details from Mr Platt-May's family, GP and police in Corfu.