Netizen 24 GBR: 'How can life be so cruel?' - Tributes pour in for Reece Platt-May

By On May 17, 2018

'How can life be so cruel?' - Tributes pour in for Reece Platt-May

Tributes have already started pouring in after news broke of Corey and Casper's father's death.

Dozens of comments have been left on Coventry Live's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Messages of condolence have been posted in what is another heartbreaking incident for the family.

Reece Platt-May's body was discovered at a hotel in Corfu, Greece, in the early hours of Thursday.

Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Two of Mr Platt-May's sons, Corey and Casper, were killed in a hit-and-run in Coventry on February 22.

The driver of the car, Robert Brown, was last month jailed for nine years.

Photos of brothers Corey and Casper Platt-May at Coventry Cathedral during a memorial service.

Your Facebook tributes

Julia Hunt: "This poor family. H ow much more sadness must this family endure? Love to the family xx"

Mel Hughes-Rowlands: "The killer should have blood on his hands for all 3 ppl!! But all he gets is 9 poxy years that he won’t serve all of!"

Lisa Pickering: "Oh my god, I can't believe this. How devastating. Thoughts with the family xx"

Dawn Turbitt: "That’s so sad, that poor family my [heart]️ goes out to them all RIP X"

Venessa Penny Lynch: "That poor family... How can life be so cruel"

Joanne Bowes Mobbs: "OMG. This just sent a shiver down my spine! Terrible "

Zoey Olivia: "Devastating news thoughts are with the family "

Lesley Lawrence: "That is so sad thoughts with the family xx"

Becky Chappell: "That poor family! "

Donna Russell: "Heart broken"

Lee Fros t: "Awful news"

Kelly Ann Smith: "Omg absolutely awful."

Shirley Faulkner: "So sad "

Reece Platt-May with wife Louise and their boys.

Anj Kang: "I’m absolutely heartbroken for the family - especially for the 2 boys. God, how will they cope with this? RIP Reece."

Craigy Butler: "Such sadness heart. Goes to the wonderful may family n friends
R.I.P. reece look after the babies now."

Michelle Bonsor: "The people behind bars now have 3 peoples deaths on their hands. Let’s hope there’s a review of their sentences and they get longer terms. Such a tragic turn of events. My thoughts are with the poor family who don’t deserve such heartbreak x"

Kerry Anne Hartnett: "How utterly devastating for the family and his partner especially. Absolutely heartbreaking. I hope his soul has found peace with his boys. RIP."

Steve Cowley: "Another victim of this crime, how tragic. No doubt felt he had nothing else to live for after the most precious things in his life had been taken away. R.I.P."

Ofarrell Mulcahy Emma: "I can’t believe what I am reading Reece you were such a lovely man and your beautiful boys I’ve known you all the way through school my heart breaks for you all rest in paradise Reece go be with your beautiful boys xx"

Angela Marie McKay Trodden: "Omg, terrible news. How one act, by inconsiderate people, can destroy one happy little family.
RIP."

Laura Armitage: "Such tragic news, feel for the family so much it is heartbreaking."

Laraine Harris: "So very sad , must have been too much for the poor man could handle RIP GOD BLESS , you are now with your beautiful little boys xxx"

Chloe Farndon: "My t houghts are with the family."

Caroline Bernadette Johnson: "Heart breaking xxx"

Fran Hammonds: "Heartbroken for the family, as if they haven’t suffered enough xx"

Reece Platt-May, the father of brothers Corey and Casper, hugs his sister Tia Fletcher close to the scene where the boys, aged six and two, were killed

Family tributes

Corey and Casper's aunt, Tia Fletcher, posted a moving image and tribute on her Facebook page.

She posted: "I will always love you so much big bro

"

The boys' gran also left an emotional post saying Reece loved his sister.

She said: "And he loved you ... even tho u was another sister an not the lil bro he wanted xx"

Dozens of people have left heartfelt messages on Tia's Facebook post which accompanies a picture of her and Reece.

Twitter left heartbroken

@covjim : "Incredibly sad..... RIP."

@martweb_cov : "So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the family."

@unicornbrowniex : "Devastating."

@marcusr1 : "Finally reunited with your sons."

@MsVictoriaVix : "How unbelievably sad, another tragedy for the family, my heart and thoughts go out to them, a daddy reunited with his beautiful sons."

@peter_dunkley : This is awful"

Read More

Corey and Casper Platt-May

  • Driver's jail past
  • Detective's tribute to community
  • What happened in court
  • Memorial for boys

Coventry Cathedral also tweeted following t he news.

They said: "Our thoughts this afternoon are with the friends and family of Reece Platt-May following the tragic news earlier today. Our prayers are with you all.

"Heartbreaking news of the death of Reece Platt-May...we are praying for him and for all those who love him on this sad day. May he rest in peace and rise in glory."

Police statement

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Mr Platt-May was found dead in a hotel room in Corfu, Greece during the early hours of Thursday, May 17.

"His death is not being treated as suspicious. His family has been notified and the matter will be passed to the coroner.

"Our condolences go to the family who have asked for the media to respect their privacy at this difficult time."

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