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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 'devastated' as jailed ex-Man City player is released

A widow says she is "devastated" by the early release of a footballer who killed her husband in a car crash after he served a quarter of his 16-month sentence in custody.

Ex-Manchester City youth player and England Under-18 captain Courtney Meppen-Walter wept when he was jailed on February 28.

Courtney Meppen Walters, ex- Manchester City player

Kushwant Kaur, widow of Kulwant Singh, said she felt "badly let down" by a criminal justice system that enabled his release after just four months.

The sentencing judge said he would serve half his sentence in custody but might be released earlier on an electronic tag.

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