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Footballer arrested after two die in road collision

MANCHESTER City footballer Courtney Meppen-Walter has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two people died in a collision last night.

The 18-year-old was arrested after a silver Mercedes and a red Nissan Micra collided in north Manchester, leaving a 32-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman dead and two teenagers, believed to be 15 and 16, with serious head injuries. They remained at Salford Royal Hospital last night.

It is believed that Meppen-Walter was driving the Mercedes. A second man, aged 19, who was driving a Volkswagen Golf, was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Defender Meppen-Walter is currently out of football action with a knee injury.

Irish Independent