Robert Brown, 53, yelled ‘this is a f***ing kangaroo court’ and called the judge a ‘p***k’ as he appears in court with fiancee over deaths of two brothers aged two and six killed in hit-and-run.

Robert Brown who is charged with causing the deaths of two young brothers in a hit-and-run in Coventry had to be restrained in court today after unleashing tirade of abuse at the judge.

Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, are accused of two counts of dangerous driving after Corey and Casper Platt-May, aged six and two, were killed on Thursday.

During his first court appearance today, Mr Brown twice shouted, ‘this is f***ing kangaroo court’ and called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k’. He was asked to sit down or he would be removed from the court.

They did not enter any pleas during the seven-minute hearing which was held before three magistrates who heard that Brown and Harrison are alleged to have committed the offence on February 22.

Bald-headed Brown and Harrison, who had dark curly hair, both wore grey T-shirts and appeared in the dock only to confirm their name, date of birth and address.

The case against them was adjourned by chair of the magistrates’ bench, John Martin, until a further hearing via videolink at Warwick Crown Court on March 22.