A WOMAN jailed over a hit-and-run that killed two kids whose dad then hanged himself is back on the streets after just a few weeks, The Sun Online can reveal.

Gwen Harrison, who assaulted a hero passer-by trying to stop her driver lover fleeing the scene, was seen last week swigging from cans of Stella in an Armani tracksuit after her early release.

Tattooed Harrison, 42, was a passenger in Robert Brown's car when he mowed down brothers Corey, two, and Casper Platt-May, six, as they tried to cross a road with their Mum Louise, 28, and her two other young sons, earlier this year.

Harrison was caged for six months and Brown, 53, nine years when the pair, branded "remorseless" by prosecutors, were sentenced on April 27 this year.

The boys' dad Reece was found dead a few weeks later while on holiday in Corfu.

At the opening of an inquest into his death, Detective Sargent Catherine Fowler, of West Midlands Police, said: "Mr Platt-May had hanged himself and was found by a friend- the time of death was around 2am UK time."

But stunned locals saw Harrison, who admitted attacking a passer-by trying to stop Brown fleeing, walking the streets in the blazing sun last week necking booze - just 12 weeks after she was caged.

One said: "She didn't appear to have a care in the world.

"I heard her laughing as she walked by some bushes while swigging from her beer. Every time I see her she is smiling with a fag and a lager.

"Her day seems to just centre around getting booze and drinking it before she gets back to her hostel.

"At the end of every can, she just tosses it to the ground, with no respect at all. It is shameful."

Reece’s mum Carolyn Platt was shocked to learn about Harrison’s release when told by The Sun Online.

Speaking from her home in Coventry she said: “She’s out in no time at all – but that’s the justice system for you.

“But I can’t waste a minute of my time thinking about her. She’s not worth it.

“I’ve only got enough space in my head and my heart for my son and my grandsons.”

Balding Brown - who has 57 convictions and was released from jail just six days earlier - was doing over 60mph down a pedestrian 30mph road when he hit them in Coventry.

Ms Platt added: “The most important thing for me is to get the message across that speed kills.

“It’s the summer holidays now and kids will be playing on the streets.
“Stick to the limits – don’t drive like idiots. It’s a cause very close to my heart.”

Friends of the family also raged at Harrison's early release.

Ashley Jobburn, who raised £4k to help cover the family's costs of dad Reece's funeral, said: "The family will never forgive her for what she's done.

"She's out drinking and smoking without a care in the world while Louise is sat at home with her two children, absolutely heartbroken.

"She can try and live her life but I hope she thinks about those boys, and their dad, every minute of every day."

Cllr Jayne Innes, Coventry Council, added: “If the woman who sat beside him (Robert Brown) while he drove his car into that family, and then drove off uncaring, is already free I cannot find the words to express what we all feel about that."

Harrison has already been forced to seek police protection at her former home, with locals warning she is not wanted at the estate in Coventry where she lived - just 100 metres from the Platt-May family home.

Angry residents pelted Harrison's flat with eggs after she was escorted by police there to pack belongings before being taken to a halfway house.

One source told The Sun that Harrison is in constant contact with Brown and is willing to wait for him.

A neighbour, who did not want to named, said: “She turned up a couple of weeks ago with police officers for protection and grabbed a bag of stuff.

“She’s been in hiding ever since.

“But her flat still hasn’t been emptied and there’s lot of worry that she’ll turn up again soon.

“She’d be brave to do so - her name is mud here. She’s not welcome at all.”

Another neighbour said: "They are dirty scum. If she ever shows her face round here again, she's in big trouble. There are people who want to get her.

"They are both scumbags."

The boys’ mum, Louise, previously told how her family was “broken” after the tragedy and that “time will never heal this”.

In a statement at the time, she said: “They will never hold my hand or hug me so tight I can’t breathe.

"They will never know the opportunities life had in store for them, the journey life should have been for them, the people they would become.

"Endless opportunities, experiences, relationships, robbed from them.”

Reece's inquest has been adjourned until a later date.