Courtney Meppen-Walter
Courtney Meppen-Walter is one of Manchester City's brightest young players [Reuters]. Reuters

Police have bailed a promising footballer at Premier League champions Manchester City after a fatal car smash killed a mum of two and her brother.
England youth international Courtney Meppen-Walter, 18, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in north Manchester on 1 September.

Kulwant Singh, 32, and sister Ravel-Kaur Singh, 37, died at the scene when their red Nissan Micra collided with a silver Mercedes at a junction on Bury New Road at around 10.15pm.

Mrs Singh's two children, aged 16 and 17, were travelling in the back seat behind their mother. The pair suffered serious head injuries, and the elder sibling remains in a critical condition at Salford's Hope Hospital.

The 19-year-old driver of a grey Volkswagen Golf was also arrested, along wth Meppen-Walter. Police are reportedly investigating whether the Volkswagen and the Mercedes were racing each other when the fatal crash happened.

A spokesperson for Manchester City extended "heartfelt condolences" to grieving relatives of Mr and Mrs Singh, adding:

"It is a devastating tragedy for this family and also for the Greater Manchester community at large. Manchester City Football Club offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and all affected by the events of yesterday evening.

"The situation is subject to an extensive investigation by Greater Manchester Police and therefore we are unable to make specific comment on the incident itself at this time."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "The driver of the Mercedes, an 18-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

"A second man, aged 19, who was driving a grey Volkswagen Golf, was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving."