Robert Brown and Gwendoline Harrison, aged 53 and 41, have been arrested over the deaths of two young brothers. The two children were killed after a car struck them around 2pm on Thursday this week. The youngest child Casper, aged two, was being pushed in a mini-toy cooper when he was hit. He was taken to hospital but could not be revived. His older brother, Corey, was holding his mother’s hand when he was hit and was being rushed into surgery when he passed.
The boys lived around the street from where the accident happened. Their mother was unharmed by the collision.
Speaking to reporters the boys’ mother offered this heart breaking tribute to her two sons,
“Corey was an amazing boy. He never kept still, always had to be doing something and coming up with new ideas of things to do.
“He loved school more than any kid I know. His favourite subject was maths. But his main passion in life was his football.
“He has been playing for a local team since he was four but since the day he could hold a ball he was never without one.
“He will be deeply missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.'
“Casper was a cheeky little boy, always getting into trouble and driving his brothers crazy.
“But he was so loving and caring and constantly told his family how much he loved them. He loved walking everywhere with his wellies and splashing in the puddles.
“His smile could light up any room and he will be so so missed by all who knew him.”
Breaking News: Robert Brown, aged 53, and 41 year-old Gwendoline Harrison, will appear in court later this morning charged with causing death by dangerous driving, after two young brothers – Corey, 6, and 2-year old Caspar… https://t.co/zbVGqLtnjU pic.twitter.com/rtLGU7CXmV— News247WorldPress (@News247WorldPre) 24 February 2018
A Ford Focus was found near to the scene, abandoned with a damaged front bumper and smashed windscreen. This led to the arrest of Robert Brown and Gwendoline Harrison who have both been charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Robert Brown has also been charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, and driving otherwise than in accordance with a license. Gwendoline Harrison has also been charged with a common assault allegation.
You can watch the full video of the arrest at The Sun, where the video shows the couple being arrested in a dramatic confrontation between them and the police.