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Man City youth player back in custody - police

Updated 02 Jul 2013 08:46:53

Man City youth player back in custody - police

A Manchester City youth player, who was mistakenly released from custody four months into a 16-month sentence for killing two people in a car crash, was back in custody on Tuesday, police said.

Greater Manchester Police in northwest England said that former England under-18 captain Courtney Meppen-Walter was back behind bars on Monday evening.

The 18-year-old admitted at a court hearing in February this year of causing the death by careless driving of a brother and sister in the crash, which happened last September.

The teenager was driving at nearly double the speed limit of 30 miles (48 kilometres) per hour when he hit a car carrying Kulwant Singh, 32, and his 37-year-old sister, Ravel Kaur.

He was told he would serve half his sentence but may be released earlier and obliged to wear an electronic tag to monitor his whereabouts.

The Prison Service said an investigation would be carried out about why he was released early.


AFP

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