City player to return to jail
02 July 2013, 08:29
London - A Manchester City youth player will return to prison after
mistakenly being released on Monday four months into a 16 month sentence
for killing a brother and sister while speeding in his Mercedes in
Britain's Prison Service said it would hold an investigation after 18-year-old Courtney Meppen-Walter was released in error.
have been informed after a prisoner was released in error on Monday 1
July to ensure he is promptly returned to custody," said a spokesman.
"Releases in error are very rare and we take any incident extremely seriously.
"An investigation will take place into the circumstances that led to this release."
was driving at nearly double the speed limit of 30 miles (48
kilometres) per hour when he hit a car carrying Kulwant Singh, 32, and
his 37-year-old sister, Ravel Kaur.
Both siblings, who hailed from the Manchester area, were killed, while Kaur's two sons, aged 16 and 17, were injured.
Their relatives said they felt "let down" by Monday's mistake.
who was also the captain of England's under-18 side, is due to serve
half his sentence in custody but may be released earlier and obliged to
wear an electronic tag.
The judge also banned him from driving for
three years and ordered the sale of the car, with the proceeds to go to
the injured passengers.