Beckham dobbed in for using phone at wheel

David Beckham has been given a court date after allegedly being seen using his phone while driving.
David Beckham has been given a court date after allegedly being seen using his phone while driving.

David Beckham will face a court hearing over allegedly using a mobile phone while driving.

A member of the public alerted the Metropolitan Police to the alleged offence, said to have taken place on November 21 in west London.

A London Magistrates' courts spokesman said the former England footballer, 43, received a single justice procedure notice in the post, but had not yet been charged.

A hearing will take place at Bromley Magistrates' Court on March 19.

The government says a person issued with such a notice does not necessarily need to attend court.

A spokeswoman for Beckham, married to former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria and a father of four, could not be reached for comment.

Australian Associated Press