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Ban it like Beckham: Phone costs soccer star's right to drive

A prosecutor said a member of the public spotted former Manchester United and England soccer star, David Beckham, holding a phone while driving through central London on Nov. 21.

Beckham had six penalty points on his drivers' licence for past speeding offences

Football star David Beckham arrives at Bromley Magistrates Court for a hearing after he was spotted using his mobile phone while driving his Bentley, in London. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using a mobile phone while behind the wheel of his Bentley.

A prosecutor said a member of the public spotted the former Manchester United and England soccer star holding a phone while driving through central London on Nov. 21.

Beckham's lawyer, Gerrard Tyrrell, said his client had "no recollection" of the incident but pleaded guilty.

Beckham already had six penalty points on his drivers' licence for speeding offences. The six more District Judge Catherine Moore gave him Thursday for the cell phone put him at the 12 points needed to lose driving privileges.

Beckham attended the hearing at Bromley Magistrates Court wearing a dark grey suit and tie. He spoke to give his name, date of birth and address.

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