Footballer back in prison

A footballer is back behind bars after being freed from prison "by mistake". Courtney Meppen-Walsh was jailed for killing two people in a car crash, but left after serving a quarter of his sentence. The Prison Service is investigating the error.

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Footballer released from jail early by mistake

Meppen-Walter admitted two counts of causing death by careless driving Credit: Press Assocation

A former Manchester City youth footballer jailed for killing two people in a car crash was released from prison early by mistake, according to the Ministry of Justice.

Courtney Meppen-Walter had served a quarter of his 16 month jail sentence for causing the deaths of brother and sister Kulwant Singh and Ravel Kaur in September.

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