Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish charged by police following lockdown incident

Jack Grealish

A police statement has confirmed that Aston Villa standout Jack Grealish has been charged with two offences, after breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules earlier this year.

Villa star’s serious lack of judgement

The incident in question came late in March, when Grealish’s name took centre stage across the English media.

After speculation began to circulate that the English midfielder had been spotted breaking quarantine restrictions, the finer details soon followed, with it revealed that Grealish’s Range Rover had been involved in a crash.

Photos of the Aston Villa star at the scene subsequently emerged online, before it was confirmed that Grealish had been present at a Saturday night house party in Solihull.

Incredibly, this came less than 24 hours after the 24-year-old had posted a clip of himself on social media, imploring all to remain in their homes during the COVID-19 lockdown.

A swift public backlash inevitably followed, forcing Aston Villa into taking action against their club captain.

In a post across the Claret and Blues’ social media platforms and official website, Villa condemned Grealish’s decision-making, before confirming that the midfielder had been fined:

Grealish charged

Grealish himself, at the time, also issued a public apology, confirming that he had been left thoroughly ’embarrassed’ by the incident, as well as revealing his hopes that the public would accept that he had simply made a mistake.

Many, though, were understandably not so quick to forgive, amid widespread agreement that individuals in Grealish’s position should be amongst those setting an example during such a difficult moment in time.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

And, as outlined above, Grealish’s actions have also evidently been taken rather seriously by the West Midlands police force.

In a statement released earlier today, it was confirmed that the Villa star has been charged with a pair of offences.

These come in the form of ‘driving without due care and attention’ and ‘failing to stop or report a collision’.

Grealish’s hearing regarding the matter will be held at Birmingham Magistrates Court on August 25th:

‘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 March 29.’

‘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 August 25.’

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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