David Beckham has been disqualified for six months after receiving six points for driving his Bentley while using a mobile phone in London’s West End.
The football star, 43, admitted using the device while driving in Great Portland Street, after being spotted by a member of the public on November 21.
He appeared in person at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, wearing a dark grey suit.
His case was considered at the same court last month through an administrative process known as a single justice procedure, which is not open to the press or public.
The procedure was introduced across England and Wales in 2015 as a means of freeing up court time by allowing magistrates to quickly deal with low-level offences which do not warrant prison sentences.
But the hearing was adjourned to the same court on Thursday “to show cause”.
A member of court staff, speaking after the last hearing, said: “The magistrates requested more information – either the circumstances in which it happened or they think they don’t have enough information about the charge to make an informed decision.”