Jack Grealish ‘ignores lockdown’ and ‘stands on street next to damaged 4×4 car’

Jack Grealish has appeared to ignore the government's strict coronavirus advice – hours after telling fans to stay at home.

The Aston Villa star was pictured outside a block of flats close to Birmingham in images said to have been taken on Sunday morning, which were shared on social media.

It is unclear why Grealish was outside of the complex, which is where his former team-mate Ross McCormack is believed to live.

More photos on social media also appear to show a damaged Range Rover, which has been abandoned on double yellow lines on the same street.

Officers from the West Midlands Police claimed that the driver left the scene on foot and they were still trying to track the individual down.

Just hours before the images came to light on social media, Grealish posted a plea to fans on social media to stay indoors and respect the government-enforced lockdown that is currently in progress.

The midfielder is said to be worth £50million, with Manchester United among the teams interested in his signature this summer.

In the video, Grealish said: “To help save lives you must stay at home.

“Only leave your house to buy food, to buy medicine or to exercise, and always remember to stay at least two metres apart.

“This is urgent, protect the NHS. Stay at home, save lives.”

West Midlands Police refused to confirm the identity of the man they were tracking over the incident when Reach PLC contacted them.

A spokesman said in a statement: “We were called 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.

“He 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.”

Grealish's club, Aston Villa, have said that they were unaware of any incident and were trying to contact the player.

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  • Coronavirus
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