Ed Ball issued with summons over car crash

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls. Credit: PA

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has been issued with a summons in connection with a car crash.

The MP is facing allegations that he failed to stop after driving into another car in his constituency in April.

His office said he would not be contesting the charge, with the case due to be heard at Leeds Magistrates Court on August 5.

Mr Balls previously said that he had "no idea" he had caused any damage until he was contacted by police.