Police launch investigation after Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish pictured following traffic incident hours after coronavirus ‘stay at home’ plea

Police have opened an investigation after pictures were shared online appearing to show Jack Grealish, the Aston Villa captain, following a traffic incident.

West Midlands Police said they were called just before 10am on Sunday to the Dickens Heath area of Solihull, where two parked cars suffered minor damage after a Range Rover crashed into them.

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A picture widely shared on social media appeared to show Grealish at the incident
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The force said the driver left his details with a member of the public before leaving on foot before police arrived.

Images surfaced online on Sunday of a damaged white Range Rover as well as a picture that appeared to show Villa midfielder Grealish at the scene of the incident, wearing a bright blue hoodie, shorts and odd footwear.

According to The Sun, the Range Rover reversed from a designated parking bay, across a road and collided with a parked silver van, leaving it with a dented bumper and smashed rear lights.

It was then said to have veered on to a pavement and into at least one other parked car, and also hit iron railings in front of an estate agency.

The car was left parked on double yellow lines in front of flats, with damage to the rear captured on camera by witnesses.

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The damage done to £80,000 Range Rover allegedly driven by Grealishg
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Grealish had reportedly earlier been at the flat of his former Villa team-mate Ross McCormack, alongside Tony Capaldi, a former Northern Ireland international who played for Leeds.

Less than 24 hours before the incident, Grealish launched a video appeal for people to stay at home during the Government-enforced lockdown.

In the video, the 24-year-old said: “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.”

In a statement about the incident, the West Midlands force 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, via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk quoting log 643 of 29 March.”

Villa were unavailable for comment on Sunday.

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Grealish is Villa’s captain and has been one of their standout players this season
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