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Police probe Ed Balls 'hit and run' incident

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Central Government

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Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is being investigated after he allegedly drove off after hitting a parked car.

The Labour MP has claimed that he didn't he think any damage had been caused when he performed a "seven-point turn" next to the Labour rooms in Morley.

Sgt Adrian Wright, of West Yorkshire Police's Eastern Area Roads Policing Unit, said: "We received a report on Sunday, 6 April of a fail to stop collision on Commercial Street, Morley, which is reported to have happened the day before, on Saturday, 5 April.

"Damage was caused to the front offside wing of a parked black Peugeot 306."

Balls said: "Ten days ago, I turned our car round in a tight spot in the private drive beside the Labour rooms in Morley.

"There was a stationary car parked close by. The turn took five or seven points and I was aware that at one point the bumpers of the two cars touched.

"As soon as I was made aware of what had happened, I took full responsibility for any damage caused."

Balls added that he had written to the owner of the other car to say he was "terribly sorry" and to let them know he would pay for any damage.

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