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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.

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Widow 'traumatised' by release of ex-Man City player

Solicitors representing the widow of a man killed in a crash with ex-Manchester City youth player Courtney Meppen-Walter said she has been caused 'distress and trauma' by his mistaken early release.

It is astounding that mistakes like this happen. It almost compounds the error.

It's put our client through even more distress and trauma - as if she wasn't distressed and traumatised enough - to realise mistakes like this will happen.

– Deirdre Healy Pannone solcitors

Kushwant is the widow of Kulwant Singh, 32, from Salford, who was killed with his sister, front-seat passenger Ravel Kaur, 37, from Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

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