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City youth jailed for driving deaths

By Football News



Manchester City flags for supporters are seen attached to seats before the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on December 9, 2012
Manchester City flags for supporters are seen attached to seats before the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on December 9, 2012

Manchester City youth player Courtney Meppen-Walter has been sentenced to 16 months jail after killing two people through dangerous driving.

The 18-year-old was behind the wheel of his Mercedes, speeding at 56 miles per hour in a 30mph zone when he crashed into a Nissan Micra emerging out of a side street, killing both Kulwant Singh, 32, and his 37-year-old sister, Ravel Kaur.

Ms Kaur's two sons, aged 16 and 17, were also both injured in the collision while in the back seat of the vehicle.

Meppen-Walter, who was given a driving ban of three years shortly after the incident took place in September last year, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving at Manchester Crown Court.

The City youngster had previously represented England at Under-17s level.