DAVID Beckham faces a courtroom showdown after denying speeding in his £160,000 motor.
The England football legend, 43, is accused of driving the black Bentley Bentayga at 59mph in a 40mph zone.
David Beckham is seen out buying flowers in London with his young daughter Harper in his brand new Bentley 4×4[/caption]
The father of four won a previous appeal against an eight-month driving ban for speeding in 1999.
Court documents state he was clocked by traffic cameras on the A40 in West London on January 23. The “defendant” was said to have hit 59mph in a 40mph stretch between Paddington and North Kensington.
Beckham submitted his not guilty plea on August 17.
The case is due to be heard next Tuesday at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court in Wandsworth, South West London.
The England football legend is accused of driving his black Bentley Bentayga at 59mph in a 40mph zone[/caption]
Court documents state Becks was clocked by traffic cameras on the A40 – pictured – in West London on January 23[/caption]
If found guilty he could face a hefty fine or even disqualification from driving.
Beckham is regularly seen in his Bentley SUV when the family are in London.
On Tuesday, wearing his signature flat cap, he drove it around Notting Hill, West London, with son Brooklyn, 19.
In 1999 he was convicted of driving a £150,000 Ferrari at 76mph in a 50mph zone on the A34 bypass in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
The father of four submitted his not guilty plea on August 17[/caption]
Beckham won a previous appeal against an eight-month driving ban for speeding in 1999[/caption]
But the then-Manchester United star successfully challenged his eight-month driving ban — claiming he was trying to escape a photographer who had been tailing him for 10 miles.
Beckham told Manchester’s Minshull Street crown court: “I thought if I didn’t put my foot down it would cause an accident.
“At the time I didn’t know what I was doing – I was just trying to get away from his car.”
He also told of two other occasions when he feared for his family’s safety, including when a fan tried to grab baby Brooklyn outside Harrods.
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Judge Barry Woodward ruled there were “special circumstances” that had caused him to break the speed limit and returned his driving licence.
However he upheld the footballer’s speeding conviction.
Last night a spokesman for Beckham chose not to comment.
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