Police have launched an investigation after Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish was pictured at the scene of a car crash just hours after urging people to stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
A white Range Rover collided with two parked vehicles early on Sunday morning. Police have confirmed that the driver left his details and will be questioned.
A witness told The Sun that a party had been going on before the crash which lasted into the early hours of Sunday morning.
‘The party had been going on all night. It was unbearable. The noise had only stopped a short while when, just after 8am, there were a series of almighty collisions which reverberated through the flats,’ said the resident.
The damaged Range Rover was left parked on double yellow lines, while Grealish was pictured next to the vehicle wearing a hoodie, shorts, one black slipper and a white slider.
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In a statement, West Midlands police said: ‘We were called to Waterside, Dickens Heath, just before 10am to reports that a Range Rover had crashed into two parked cars in the street.
‘The driver left his details with a member of the public at the scene before leaving on foot, and will be spoken to by police in due course. Minor damage was caused to the parked vehicles.
‘Officers are investigating the circumstances and anyone with information has been asked to get in touch.’
Less than 24 hours before the crash, Grealish urged people to stay at home during the lockdown.
He said in a video on social media: ‘To help save lives you must stay at home. Only leave your house to buy food, buy medicine or to exercise and always remember to stay at least two metres apart.
‘This is urgent, protect the NHS, stay home, save lives.’
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