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Manchester City rising star faces prison sentence after admitting causing death by dangerous driving

By Paddy von Behr

One of Manchester City’s brightest young talents faces up to five years behind bars, after admitting to causing death by dangerous driving.

Courtney Meppen-Walter, 18, was driving his Mercedes almost twice the 30mph speed limit in Manchester on September 1, when he collided with a Nissan Micra.

Driver Kulwant Singh, 32, and sister Ravel Kaur, 37, were killed by the impact, while Mrs Kaur’s sons Amjid and Parveen, 16 and 17, were cut free.

Meppen-Walter, of Middleton Road, Blackley, appeared before Manchester Magistrates’ Court on February 7 and admitted two counts of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

Magistrates, who could have jailed him for up to six months, then sent the teenager to the city’s crown court for sentencing on February 28.

Prosecutor Mark Kellet said: “The ­aggravating features are that there was more than one person killed and that he seriously injured more than one young person.”

Police had originally investigated claims Meppen-Walter was racing against a friend in Cheetham Hill at the time of the crash, but these were dismissed.

He now faces a three-week wait to discover the extent of his sentence, which could be up to five years in prison.

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