David Beckham was seen arriving at Eurostar station, to join wife Victoria in Paris, instead of going to court for his speeding fine.
The former footballer lost a lost a bid to get his speeding trial thrown out of court today after his lawyer claimed the legal notice arrived too late.
But he was not in court when a judge dismissed a submission by Nick Freeman who claimed it would be unsafe to allow these proceedings to continue because of what he said was a lack of admissible prosecution evidence.
Rather, the father-of-four was seen arriving at Kings Cross station to catch a Eurostar – where the services provide trains to Paris and other nearby European cities.
The 43-year-old also took to his social media to post an angry selfie of himself stuck in traffic in London.
The post on Instagram story shows David wearing shades with the words angry and London traffic
David was later pictured in Paris, where wife Victoria was also seen leaving her office wearing a black dress and blue high heels as she prepares for Fashion Week in the French capital.
Meanwhile, in London, District Judge Barbara Barnes told Mr Freeman, dubbed Mr Loophole, a tribunal could reasonably convict the former England footballer on the evidence and ruled there was a case to answer.
David is accused of driving a borrowed Bentley at 59mph in a 40mph zone on the A40 in Paddington shortly after 5.30pm on 23 January.
The trial at Wimbledon Magistrates Court heard from four witnesses on Thursday morning regarding the sending of a notice of intended prosecution, which is said to have arrived a day outside the statutory 14-day window.
Mr. Freeman was fighting the charge on the basis that the notice, sent on 2 February, arrived at Bentley Motors on 7 February, a day outside the statutory window and was therefore defective.
In his submission, he told the court: If the Crown cant prove that the letter was sent by first class post then the concept that it arrives in two working days goes out of the window.
Prosecutor Charles Royle said the letter was posted on 2 February and argued it was within the time limit.
Mr. Freeman accepted that the letter was dated 2 February but that it did not legally constitute being served until it had arrived at the recipient.
He explained that Bentley had loaned the vehicle to Beckham and that the letter had arrived with them a day after the law permits.
He went on to accept that it was David Beckham at the wheel of the car.
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Mr. Royle added: This is an allegation of speeding on the West Way in a Bentley Motor vehicle at 5:37 on 23 January.
The average sped recorded was 59mph and the speed limit on that section of the A40 was 40mph.
He [Beckham] was the driver at the time of the alleged offence.
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