David Beckham banned from driving for using mobile in his Bentley


The former England captain, David Beckham has been handed a six-month driving ban for using his mobile phone whilst driving his Bentley.

A member of the public photographed Beckham holding the phone as he was driving in “slowly moving” traffic, the court heard.

He was banned as he was given six-points on his licence, adding to the six-points he already held from a previous driving offence.

He was fined £750 and ordered to pay court costs of £100 and £75 surcharge fee.

Bromley magistrates court was told Beckham was seen on Great Portland Street in the West End, “operating a handheld device at knee level.”

Matthew Spratt, prosecuting said, “Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road he appeared to be looking at his lap.”

Gerrard Tyrrell, Beckham’s defence barrister said his client has “no recollection of the day in question or this particular incident.”