Premier League footballer Jordan Ibe was warned he faces a lengthy driving ban following his conviction for fleeing the scene after crashing his £130,000 Bentley into a Bromley cafe.

Bournemouth midfielder Ibe, 24, ploughed into The Pantry cafe in Bromley in the early hours last July as well as pranging a parked Mercedes.

He was told yesterday by a District judge that losing his driving licence would be "inevitable" following his conviction for failing to stop after an accident.

Ibe, who joined the Cherries from Liverpool for a club record £15 million fee in July 2016, had previously admitted not leaving any details at the scene.

He claimed today that he had waited around 10 minutes after the crash.

But an eyewitness who lived above the cafe claimed to have seen him speed away moments after embedding his Bentley Bentayga into the shop.

Ibe took to the stand to give evidence Bexley Magistrates' Court heard where he claimed to have called his mother in the immediate aftermath of crash.

George Crivelli, prosecuting, asked: "You say then the you crashed into eh shop you were sitting in the car phoning your mother. Don't you think it was a better idea to phone the police Ibe replied: "I wanted to call my mum because I was in a panic."

The court was also shown CCTV footage of Ibe arriving at his gated home at 4.11am - the same time as the first 999 call made to police and several minutes before the second.

District Judge Catherine Moore decided she didn't believe he had waited.

She said: "I did not accept the account given by Mr Ibe.

"I didn't find it convincing when he said he spent time at the scene and then calling his mother.

"The timings are far more consistent with those given by Ms Griffiths.

"There was therefore in fact a stop. But that stop is not sufficient to be reasonable in the circumstances.

"It would have been apparent to anyone that at around 4am it would have taken anyone more than a few seconds to get to the area of the collision."

She told Ibe: "Disqualification is inevitable in your case.

"Because of that I impose an interim disqualification."