Speedboat killer took out 10 loans worth £50,000 BEFORE going on run

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd took out 10 loans worth £50,000 BEFORE going on the run over death of his date who drowned in Thames horror crash

  • Jack Shepherd, 31, has evaded police since he absconded in March last year  
  • Took out about 10 loans in the months following Charlotte Brown’s 2015 death 
  • Fled before Old Bailey trial and was convicted of manslaughter in his absence 

A speedboat killer who’s been on the run for 10 months took out more than £50,000 in loans before absconding.

Jack Shepherd successfully applied to online lending firms, credit agencies and banks after Charlotte Brown drowned in the River Thames.

The 31-year-old is thought to be living abroad after he was convicted in his absence of manslaughter and gross negligence following the 24-year-old’s death in December 2015.

Shepherd (pictured, left) took out more than £50,000 in loans after Charlotte Brown’s death (pictured, right, Miss Brown) 

Shepherd has evaded capture after being sentenced to six years in prison and today the Telegraph revealed he defaulted on about 10 unsecured loans.

The web designer obtained the loans between January 2016 and May 2016, sources say.  

Shepherd flipped his speedboat at more than double the speed limit after drinking heavily on a date with Miss Brown.  

He fled before his Old Bailey trial after being arrested for grievous bodily harm with intent in March last year following a fight in his Devon home town of Moretonhampstead.  

This morning Miss Brown’s sister, Vicky Coles, told Good Morning Britain it was ‘unfathomable’ that he hadn’t started his sentence.

‘He should be held accountable,’ she said. ‘Getting [him] convicted of manslaughter, we thought we were close to that. But the fact that he has never come back to serve a day is unfathomable.’ 

This morning Vicky Coles and Graham Brown told Good Morning Britain how devastated they were by the death and why Shepherd should come back to face justice 

Jack Shepherd, 31, drunkenly flipped his speedboat on the River Thames while showing off to his date Charlotte Brown, 24 (pictured)

The family of Miss Brown (left to right) father Graham Brown, sister Katie and mother Roz Wicken arriving arriving at the Old Bailey, London, for the manslaughter trial of Shepherd (pictured July 2018)

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Shepherd, a self-proclaimed Casanova who had bought his speedboat (pictured) with the sole purpose of seducing women, wooed at least ten others before the fatal trip in December 2015 with Miss Brown

Her father, Graham Brown, said: ‘We can’t forget through all this the absolutely heart-breaking gap in our lives.

‘It’s been absolutely terrible to come to terms with losing a child. This man is responsible for taking this beautiful life, because she was a beautiful person.’

A well-placed source told the paper Shepherd had been planning his escape for some time before the arrest, which pushed him over the edge.

The largest of the loans is thought to be about £10,000 and police have said ‘there has been no tangible trace of him’ since he vanished.  

Homicide and Major Crime Command’s Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman has suggested that friends and associates may be harbouring him.

Shepherd is understood to have secured loans by giving a series of different addresses to the companies and banks in question.  



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