David Beckham has been given a six-month driving ban for using his mobile phone while behind the wheel.
Beckham previously pleaded guilty to using the device while driving his Bentley in central London on 21 November last year.
Bromley Magistrates’ Court heard he was photographed as he drove in “slowly moving” traffic while holding a phone.
Beckham, 43, received six points on his licence to add to the six he already had for previous speeding matters.
Prosecutor Matthew Spratt told the court the witness said Beckham “was operating a handheld device at knee level” while driving along Great Portland Street in the West End.
“Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road, he appeared to be looking at his lap,” he added.
In September, the father-of-four was accused of “shirking his responsibility” as a role model when he avoided prosecution on a speeding charge because of a technicality.
Beckham accepted that he drove a loaned Bentley at 59mph in a 40mph zone in west London in January last year.
But his lawyer Nick Freeman – known as Mr Loophole – successfully fought to prevent action being taken because a speeding notice arrived one day late.
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