Family of speedboat crash victim Charlotte Brown demands action to catch her killer Jack Shepherd

The family of a woman who was killed when a speedboat crashed in the River Thames are meeting the Home Secretary to demand he puts pressure on the police to find the man convicted of her manslaughter.

Jack Shepherd was sentenced to six years for gross negligence manslaughter but has not served a day behind bars. The 31-year-old went on the run before his case came to court at the Old Bailey and the trial was heard in his absence. Charlotte Brown died on their first date together.

Charlotte Brown Credit: PA

In December 2015 Shepherd took her out on the boat to impress her and handed her the controls even though they were travelling at full-throttle and she had no experience.

The boat flipped and she was thrown into the water and died from a combination of drowning and hypothermia.

MP James Brokenshire has organised the meeting with Savid Javid this afternoon. The family say they want to know exactly what efforts are being made to track Shepherd down.