Ed Balls MP issued with a court summons

Ed Balls MP Credit: Press Association

The MP for Morley and Outwood and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has been issued with a court summons following an incident in which he allegedly hit a parked car in Leeds.

His office has told ITV News that he does not have to attend court and intends to respond in writing. Mr Balls has previously apologised to the owner and said he wasn't aware any damage had been caused.