Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has hired a lawyer known as “Mr Loophole” after a biking activist allegedly stuck him driving even as the use of a telephone.
Mike Van Erp says he spotted the ex-Chelsea and England midfielder in a Mercedes maintaining a cup of coffee and chatting on his mobile at the same time as sitting in visitors in South Kensington.
The cyclist was filming the incident, on April 27, and sent the video to police, pronouncing he used to be “pretty disgusted” with Lampard’s riding.
Lampard, 43, has now been charged with riding while using a cell phone but denies the offence, and has employed the regulation firm of Nick “Mr Loophole” Freeman to combat his case at trial, The Evening Same Old experiences.
Mr Van Erp rides with a helmet-fixed GoPro camera and frequently provides police with video evidence in opposition to motorists he believes have damaged the legislation.
In Advance this year he helped secure a prosecution against former champion boxer Chris Eubank who was caught operating a purple gentle in Hyde Park in his gold Rolls-Royce convertible.
In 2020, Mr Van Erp stated Guy Ritchie for riding while using a phone, landing the Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director with a six-month ban.
‘i’ll see him speaking on the telephone’
In written evidence given to Bromley magistrates’ court, Mr Van Erp said: “i used to be cycling southbound on Gloucester Road and caught as much as queuing site visitors in each directions near the Gloucester Palms.
“I Spotted this motive force of a black Mercedes 4×4 conserving a coffee in his right hand, and a telephone in his left. i’ll see him talking on the telephone… whilst resting his right inside wrist at the steerage wheel.”
A letter from Freeman & Co tells the court docket the superstar denies the charge and intends to struggle the case at an ordeal.
The Met say Lampard admitted being at the back of the wheel of the Mercedes and used to be offered a hard and fast penalty positive however did not pay it. He has been charged with “the usage of a hand-held cell phone/device whilst using a car on a street”.
Mr Freeman earned the “Mr Loophole” nickname by exploiting legal technicalities to secure acquittals in motoring prosecutions.
a tribulation shall be held at City of London magistrates’ court on January 17.