Jordon Ibe agreed to interview after he crashed his Bentley when the police threatened to arrest, the court hears
Premier League star Jordon Ibe only agreed to a police interview about a collision with a parked Mercedes and the crash of his £ 130,000 Bentley in a coffee shop after officers threatened to arrest him at a match, a court heard today.
The Bournemouth midfielder, 24, is accused of beating a Mercedes before breaking his white Bentley Bentayga 4×4 at The Pantry on Plaistow Lane in Bromley, South London, with around £ 15,000 damage in the early hours of last July 30.
Ibe, who came to Bournemouth in 2016 for a £ 15 million record from Liverpool, admits that he leaves no details, but says he has waited 10 minutes for the police.
He does not deny stopping at the scene of the accident.
Jordon Ibe (photo) is accused of hitting a Mercedes before hitting his white Bentley Bentayga 4×4 against The Pantry on Plaistow Lane in Bromley, southern London, which was around £ 15,000 in the early hours of July 30 last year has caused damage (image from date of December 11, 2019)
The officer assigned to the case, however, provided evidence and said attempts to contact Ibe were successful only after he had threatened to arrest him at a match.
And a woman who lives in the flat above the store told Bexley Magistrates’s court that I disappeared from the scene of the accident within seconds.
PC Nicholas Brown said he visited Ibe’s house, where he spoke with his girlfriend, Ibe’s lawyer, and called the club twice before hearing about Ibe.
PC Nicholas Brown, the officer assigned to the case, told Bexley Magistrates’ Court how attempts to contact Ibe (above) were successful after he threatened to arrest him at a match
A woman who lives above The Pantry on Plaistow Lane in Bromley, South London (photo), gave evidence and said that Ibe fled within seconds
He said: “I contacted the football club and talked to their player relationship and explained the situation. There was still no contact, so I spoke to the football club again and advised them that if I had no contact in the coming days, I would arrest him at a soccer game; this had the desired effect. “
Jordon Ibe prepared statement for police interview: VOL
Jordon Ibe on the steps of Bromley Magistrates Court (December 11, 2019)
In a prepared statement during a police interview, football player Jordon Ibe told the investigators that he did not realize that he had broken the law.
He said: “Regarding the failure to stop. I got out of the vehicle to inspect my vehicle, the other vehicle and the cafe for any damage.
“I saw that there was. I waited to see if someone would come out inside the building, or indeed from an adjacent building, with whom I could exchange my data.
“Nobody came out to talk to me.
I suppose because of the time of day there was no one with whom I could exchange details and therefore, after waiting, I drove away from the stage.
“I was not aware that I had a duty to report the matter to the police as soon as reasonably possible and not knowing whether the local police stations were open, I thought it would be acceptable to open the café the next day to visit, try to exchange details there and then.
“Under this assumption, I visited the café the next day. I could not exchange my data because there were no people (possibly because of the damage), but I did take photos and videos of the scene.
“I became aware that the police had visited my house and talked to my girlfriend who had fully informed them of the circumstances and therefore took no further action for the police.”
Mary Griffiths, who lives above the coffee shop, told how she initially thought the cafe was being raided by the shaking building.
She said to the court: “I was in bed, there was a loud bang, the building shook, you could feel the reverberation through the building. I jumped out of bed because I was scared and took the six steps to the bedroom window.
“I looked straight down, I saw the top of the white vehicle that seemed pretty embedded in the pantry.
“I look at the front of the car as I look down, the passenger door is open and I saw someone in dark clothing and light construction running across the road, jumping on the passenger side.
“As soon as that happened, the vehicle drove backwards obliquely because it had already hit a car, backwards and simply shot away toward Plaistow Green.”
Photographs of a torn wooden doorpost were shown while I was in the dock, with a black £ 850 Balenciaga sweater with a round neck and a crucifix earring.
George Crivelli, prosecuting, told the court how I ran into a parked car before I bumped into the front of the store.
Although the suspect, from Poole, Dorset, claimed to have waited 10 minutes before he left, members of the public had reported the incident to the police.
The police arrived within four minutes, Mr. Crivelli said, but I was gone. He returned the next day, but left no details with The Pantry, he added.
Crivelli said: “When the store hit, he had caused so much damage that the front of the store had to be removed from the foundation and declared unsafe and also left part of his car in the store as a result of this collision.
“The defendant said that he had waited 10 minutes for the waiting place before he left.
“The crown says that two members of the public have called 999 and that, despite a police unit present within 10 minutes, the suspect has left the scene. The defendant says that he returned the next day and that this was more than 12 hours later and he left no details with anyone. ”
Frank Rogers defended, said the star soccer player, earning £ 38,000 a week, already pleaded guilty of driving without due care, and had accepted that the accident had not been reported to the police by him “as soon as reasonable and feasible.” was within three hours. The process continues.