Here’s what we know…
David Beckham has today been banned from driving after using his phone at the wheel.
The 44-year-old was reported by a member of the public last year after he was seen using his phone while driving down London’s Great Portland Street in his Bentley.
After reportedly pleading guilty by post in November, David appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court today, with the case settled.
David Beckham has been given a six-month driving ban, and ordered to pay a £750 fine, with an additional £100 in prosecution expenses and a £75 surcharge fee, with six points on his licence.
It is reported that David’s case was considered at the same Magistrate’s Court last month through a single justice procedure (not open to the public), but according to a member of court staff via ChronicleLive, 'the magistrates requested more information - either the circumstances in which it happened or they think they don't have enough information about the charge to make an informed decision.’
'Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road he appeared to be looking at his lap,' Prosecutor Matthew Spratt stated, via the BBC, with Beckham's handheld device said to be at knee level.
Defence barrister Gerrard Tyrell however reportedly explained that the former England captain had 'no recollection of the day in question or this particular incident', explaining: 'there is no excuse for what took place but his view is as he cannot remember.'
We will continue to update this story.
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