Footballer back behind bars

A footballer who killed two people in a car crash and was released from jail by mistake is back in custody, police said.

Ex-Manchester City youth player and England Under-18 captain Courtney Meppen-Walter walked free from prison yesterday after serving just a quarter of his 16-month sentence.

Greater Manchester Police was informed by the Prison Service of the mistake and efforts were made to return the 18-year-old to custody.

A police spokesman confirmed that the player was back behind bars this morning.

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Footballer back behind bars

A footballer who killed two people in a car crash and was released from jail by mistake is back in custody, police said. Courtney Meppen-Walter walked free from prison after serving just a quarter of his 16-month sentence.