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David Beckham snapped on phone while at wheel of illegally-parked Mercerdes just weeks after completing driving ban

DAVID Beckham is seen parked illegally on a yellow line and holding his phone while at the wheel.

Goldenballs, 44, appeared to be texting while sat near a busy junction.

 David Beckham was caught holding his mobile phone while at the wheel of his illegally parked car
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David Beckham was caught holding his mobile phone while at the wheel of his illegally parked carCredit: Splash News
 The footie legend appeared the be texting as he sat in his luxury £146,000 Mercedes with the engine running for more than 20 minutes
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The footie legend appeared the be texting as he sat in his luxury £146,000 Mercedes with the engine running for more than 20 minutesCredit: Splash News

Cars had to pull out to pass his £146,000 Mercedes-AMG G63.

He kept the engine running for over 20 minutes and had headlights and wipers on. Becks recently completed a driving ban.

He now faces a possible probe for illegal parking and using his mobile in a car that was not safely parked.

The former England football captain was spotted last Thursday November 28 between 3.57pm and 4.22pm at traffic lights in South Kensington, West London.

 It comes just weeks after he completed a six-month driving ban for being on his phone at the wheel
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It comes just weeks after he completed a six-month driving ban for being on his phone at the wheelCredit: AFP or licensors

A witness said: “I couldn’t believe his audacity. He was texting furiously and oblivious to the rules.

“After his recent court trouble, I couldn’t believe my eyes.”

The star, worth a reported £300million, was waiting just 20 yards from the Union Car Park, where leaving a vehicle for one hour costs £4.50.

He had parked illegally beyond allotted bays, and next to a row of Santander bikes.

 Becks could face a new probe for both illegal parking and using his mobile in a car that was not safely parked
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Becks could face a new probe for both illegal parking and using his mobile in a car that was not safely parkedCredit: Splash News
 Cars were forced to pull out and go round his Merc in order to get past at the busy junction
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Cars were forced to pull out and go round his Merc in order to get past at the busy junctionCredit: Splash News

The SUV was making it tricky for vehicles turning right.

Nearby signs read: “No Stopping Mon-Fri 8.00–9.00am 3.00-5.00pm on entrance markings.”

A parking warden at the spot yesterday told The Sun: “He was sat there?! No way. That’s totally wrong. He’s in a whole heap of trouble. What a silly guy.”

Former cop and driving instructor Gary Small, 57, of Derby, said: “Beckham’s behaviour is a slap in the face for those who have lost loved ones as a result of crashes caused by drivers on their phones.

 Former cop Gary Small slammed Beckham, saying 'it’s clear he’s a habitual offender - he does not give two hoots about the law'
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Former cop Gary Small slammed Beckham, saying 'it’s clear he’s a habitual offender - he does not give two hoots about the law'Credit: Splash News

“It’s clear he’s a habitual offender. He does not give two hoots about the law.”

The penalty for being caught using a hand-held device while driving has been increased since the law was introduced in 2003.

It was originally just £30. Today, it is a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200, and six penalty points on your licence.

We contacted the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea over the yellow line parking.

 The spot, just 20 yards from the Union Car Park, can be seen next to a row of Santander bikes
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The spot, just 20 yards from the Union Car Park, can be seen next to a row of Santander bikes

What road rules say

IT is illegal to hold a phone in use while driving. The law still applies if you’re stopped at lights or queuing in traffic.

You can use a hand-held phone only if safely parked or need to call 999 in an emergency.

Even drivers using a hands-free kit can be prosecuted if police think they’ve been distracted.

If caught, they face six licence penalty points and a £200 fine, or a ban and a fine of up to £1,000 if it gets taken to court.

It is an offence to wait or park on yellow lines during their times of operation.

Car drivers are allowed a short grace period only if they are shifting bulky items.

Becks’ spokeswoman said: “No comment.”

The star was banned for six months under the totting-up process by Bromley JPs in May.

He already had six licence penalty points when caught using a mobile in his £100,000 Bentley in London in November 2018.

 Becks was caught out between 3.57pm and 4.22pm at traffic lights in South Kensington, West London
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Becks was caught out between 3.57pm and 4.22pm at traffic lights in South Kensington, West LondonCredit: Splash News
 A witness said he had been oblivious to the rules while he was 'texting furiously'
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A witness said he had been oblivious to the rules while he was 'texting furiously'Credit: Splash News
 He could now face a penalty of £200 and six penalty points on his licence
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He could now face a penalty of £200 and six penalty points on his licenceCredit: Splash News
 He already had six licence penalty points when caught in November 2018
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He already had six licence penalty points when caught in November 2018Credit: Splash News
David Beckham arrives at Bromley Magistrates' Court where he has been banned from driving for six months


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