FUGITIVE Jack Shepherd is “making a mockery of justice” by appealing his conviction over the speedboat killing of date Charlotte Brown while on the run, her father has said.

Graham Brown said he would “stop at nothing” to ensure Shepherd served a six-year sentence for the death of his daughter, 24.

Shepherd, who is from Abergavenny, was given permission to challenge his conviction by a judge at the Court of Appeal on December 19.

According to reports he has received nearly £100,000 in legal aid, despite being a fugitive from justice.

The web designer, 30, has been at large since being convicted in his absence of manslaughter by gross negligence at the Old Bailey in July.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mr Brown said he would do “whatever it takes” to make sure Shepherd went to jail.

“It’s very important that Shepherd is caught, not just for my family, but for the wider public to have faith in the legal system.

“This fugitive is making a mockery of justice, being on the run while receiving tens of thousands of pounds of legal aid money to launch an appeal.

“The family are very keen that he comes back and serves his sentence, so that we can try to move on, and indeed so he can.”

Shepherd has ignored repeated pleas by Ms Brown’s family to hand himself in and the paper has offered a £25,000 reward for information that directly leads to his arrest.

In December 2015, he had been trying to impress Miss Brown with a trip past the Houses of Parliament after a meal at The Shard.

But after he handed her the wheel on their return journey, the boat hit a log and capsized, sending both occupants into the water.

Shepherd was found clinging to the hull, and Ms Brown was pulled from the water unconscious and unresponsive.

Paramedics battled in vain to save her as she was already in cardiac arrest and suffering from hypothermia.

Anyone with information about Shepherd’s whereabouts is asked to call police on 02087 214005 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.