Premier League ace Jordon Ibe admits smashing his £130,000 Bentley 4×4 into a coffee shop causing damage worth £15,000 before leaving the scene but denies careless driving
- Bournemouth midfielder pleaded guilty to failing to stop at scene of an accident
- He appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court in south London this morning
- The 23-year-old now faces trial at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on February 10
Jordon Ibe (pictured outside Bromley Magistrates’ Court today) faces trial after denying dangerous driving
Premier League star Jordon Ibe crashed his £130,000 Bentley 4×4 into a coffee shop, causing £15,000 worth of damage before leaving the scene, a court heard today.
The Bournemouth midfielder, 23, hit a Mercedes before smashing his white 4×4 Bentayga into The Pantry in Bromley, south London, causing around £15,000 damage on 30 July.
Ibe, who joined Bournemouth for a club record £15m from Liverpool in 2016, denied driving without due care but will plead guilty to failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
The player, who earns £38,000 a week, appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court wearing two silver and gold chains, and a navy blue v-neck jumper with a bumble bee logo on the left breast.
George Crickelli, prosecuting, said: ‘The defendant was driving a white Bentley at 4:50am.
‘The defendant was involved with a collision where his vehicle has left the road and collided with a parked car and crashed into the shop in front. He stayed there for a while before leaving the scene.
‘The Crown say that in respect of failing to stop the defendant’s actions did not meet the required behaviour for an accident scene.
Mr Ibe (pictured outside Bromley Magistrates’ Court this morning) will go on trial in February next year
‘He caused minor damage but had not left any details in hitting the shop, but in hitting the shop the front had to be removed from its foundations, he actually left part of the car in his shop.
‘He stated that he waited ten minutes before leaving, but members of the public called the police.
‘Police arrived within four minutes, he told police that he returned that day, however it was over ten hours later.
Ibe’s car crashed into this coffee shop in Bromley, south London, which used to be called The Pantry
‘The owner of the Pantry shop that is actually damaged by the collision says the issue in dispute is she says in her statement says that she was in effect at the shop at midday the next day and no one had left a note with details.
Jonathan Morrisey, defending, said: ‘Mr Ibe continues to contend that he waited for a while at the scene and nobody arrived at the scene to exchange details, he will continue to deny that allegation.’
Ibe, who lives in Poole, Dorset, denied driving without due care and attention and indicated a guilty plea to failing to stop at the scene of an accident. He faces trial at Bexley Magistrates’ Court at 9:30am on February 10.