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Footballer Barry Bannan on drink-drive charge after crash

Barry Bannan (Getty)
Image caption Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has also been capped by Scotland

Premier League footballer Barry Bannan has been charged with four motoring offences following a crash on the M1 in Nottinghamshire last month.

The Aston Villa and Scotland midfielder was charged with drinking and driving and failing to stop after an accident.

Mr Bannan, 21, is also accused of driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without due care and attention.

He was bailed to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on 25 November.

Mr Bannan, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, was involved in a single vehicle crash that happened on the southbound carriageway near Watnall on 23 October.

Shrewsbury Town striker James Collins, 20, who was arrested and bailed in connection with the same incident, will not face charges.

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