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#CELEBRITY GOSSIP :David Beckham to face full court hearing

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Football icon David Beckham will face a full court hearing for driving his Bentley while using his mobile phone in London.

Beckham , 43, admitted to using the device while driving on Great Portland Street, having been spotted by a member of the public on November 21st.

His case was considered at Bromley Magistrates Court on Tuesday, through an administrative process known as a single justice procedure, which is not open to the press or public.

The procedure was introduced across England and Wales in 2015 as a means of freeing up court time by allowing magistrates to quickly deal with low-level offences which do not warrant prison sentences.

But the hearing was adjourned to Lavender Hill Magistrates Court on April 17 “to show cause”.

A member of court staff said: “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.”

The next hearing will be held in open court, she said.

The magistrate has the power to impose six penalty points and a £200 fine for the charge of using a mobile while driving.

Scotland Yard on Monday said the father-of-four had pleaded guilty by post.

Two months before he was reported for the offence, Beckham was criticised after avoiding prosecution on a speeding charge because of a technicality.

Enlisting the services of celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, who is dubbed “Mr Loophole”, Beckham accepted he drove a loaned Bentley at 59mph in a 40mph zone in west London in January last year.

But he did not face further action because a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) was not received until one day after the statutory 14-day time limit.


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