David Beckham due to face trial over speeding charge
David Beckham is due to face trial for speeding in his Bentley - but claims he was notified of the offence too late to be legally prosecuted.
The former England captain, of Holland Park, west London, is accused of driving at 59mph in a 40mph zone on the A40 in Paddington shortly after 5.30pm on January 23.
Beckham, 43, is not due to attend the trial at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.
His lawyer Nick Freeman - dubbed “Mr Loophole” - told a previous hearing there was “no issue” with the speed alleged.
But he said the notice of intended prosecution arrived one day outside the statutory 14-day... read more
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