Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has been charged with driving without due care and attention, and failing to stop at or report a collision, police in England have confirmed.

The West Midlands Police were called just before 10am on Sunday, 29 March to the Dickens Heath area of Solihull, near Birmingham, to reports that a Range Rover had crashed into two parked cars in the street, causing them minor damage.

Police said at the time the driver had left his details with a member of the public before leaving on foot at the time of incident.

The incident came during the strictest phase of the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, and less than 24 hours after Grealish had launched a video appeal for people to stay at home.

Grealish later said he was "deeply embarrassed" after having "stupidly agreed" to go to a friend's house during lockdown, he said in a video apology on Twitter.

Grealish's damaged car

A statement from the force  today read: "A Premier League footballer has been charged with driving without due care and attention, and failing to stop at or report a collision.

"Jack Grealish is accused of the offences in Waterside, Dickens Heath, Solihull, on Sunday 29 March.

"An investigation was launched after we responded to reports of a car hitting parked vehicles and the driver fleeing on foot.

"The 24-year-old from Barnt Green, Worcestershire, has been postal charged to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 25 August."

Villa playmaker Grealish returned to action on Wednesday in the goalless draw at home to Sheffield United.