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Man City youth player sentenced to 16 months in prison

ESPN staff
February 28, 2013
Courtney Meppen-Walter before an England under-17 friendly with Portugal in 2010 © Getty Images

Manchester City youth player Courtney Meppen-Walter has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for causing the deaths of a brother and sister by careless driving.

Meppen-Walter appeared at Manchester Crown Court where a judge sentenced the 18-year-old after he admitted to two counts of death by careless driving.

The England Under-17 defender crashed his Mercedes into a Nissan Micra that was pulling out of a side-road, while driving at 60mph in a 30mph zone.

The crash claimed the lives of Kulwant Singh, 32, and his sister Ravel Kaur, 37 and left her two sons Amjid and Parveen, who are 16 and 17-years-old respectively, with serious injuries in hospital, both of whom have made full recoveries.

Meppen-Walter had asked to be dealt with at Manchester Magistrates Court but the bench sent him to crown court as the offence was deemed too serious.

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