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Football icon David Beckham cops six-month driving ban for bending the rules

A London judge gave the football icon a six-month driving ban on Thursday (Friday NZT) after he previously had pleaded guilty to using a  mobile phone while driving his Bentley in central London last November.

A prosecutor said in court that a member of the public had photographed Beckham using his cellphone as he drove in "slowly moving" traffic and alerted police officers.

"Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road, he appeared to be looking at his lap," prosecutor Matthew Spratt said in Bromley magistrates court, per the Guardian.