Former United player David Beckham sentenced

David Beckham arriving in court./COURTESY

Former Manchester United player David Beckham will not be able to drive in England for six months after he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while using his phone.

The former England international and Real Madrid player used his phone while he was driving through London on Nov, 21 last year. A witness took a picture of Beckham while he was looking at his phone.

Even though Beckham claimed he could not remember using his phone while driving, on the said day, he still pleaded guilty to the charges.

A judge assessed Beckham a six-point penalty on his driving record. The six points from the phone incident were added onto the six already on his record for previous speeding tickets. Thus, his 12 points crossed the threshold for a six-month driving ban.

Beckham was also fined £200 which is an equivalent to around sh.26,364.