EX-ENGLAND runner-up Frank Lampard has been sentenced after allegedly driving while using his phone and sipping coffee.
Chelsea legend Lampard was filmed behind the wheel of his Mercedes 4×4 by a cyclist in Kensington, West London, by a cyclist.
Mike van Erp, 49, spotted the 43-year-old midfielder operating the car with his wrist when his phone was in his hand last April.
He sent the footage to the Metropolitan Police, who revealed that Lampard had been offered a fixed sentence but failed to pay it.
The former Chelsea manager was later charged with “using a mobile phone/mobile device while operating a motor vehicle on the road”.
But Lampard has denied any wrongdoing and hired Nick Freeman, a lawyer known as Mr Loophole, to defend him in court.
CPS has now confirmed that it has adjourned the case just days before it goes to trial due to “insufficient evidence”.
Mike, who was told he would no longer need to be a witness, was furious at the decision.
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“I think he got away with being unnecessary,” he said.
Lampard’s case is expected to be heard at the City of London Magistrates Court this morning.
Mike, who calls himself a cycling activist and has 64,700 subscribers, used GoPro helmet-mounted footage to catch motorists he accused of breaking road traffic laws.
His highest achievement is Guy Ritchie, who was banned from driving for six months in the summer of 2020.
He also caught former boxer Chris Eubank running a red light at Hyde Park in his golden Rolls-Royce.
Mike claims to have shopped more than 350 drivers for breaking the law in the last year alone, and says he is responsible for 574 points and £35,400 in fines.
Attorney Freeman earned his moniker after forging a lucrative career finding technical flaws in driving fees for high-profile clients.
In 2018, he got David Beckham fined for speeding after pointing out that legal papers were served too late.
And in 2006 he fought for Jeremy Clarkson and saw his speeding case drop after revealing there was no evidence the former Top Gear presenter was driving the car. The loan Alfa Romeo hit 82mph in the 50mph zone.
A CPS spokesman said: “After reviewing the record of evidence submitted by the Metropolitan Police Department, we have concluded that according to our forensic examination there is insufficient evidence to warrant a conviction. reality.”
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