FORMER Blues star Frank Lampard will no longer face court after prosecutors dropped a charge of using a mobile phone while driving.

The 43-year-old former Chelsea manager was filmed behind the wheel of his car in traffic in South Kensington on April 27 last year by cyclist Mike Van Erp. 

He denied using his mobile phone while driving, and on Monday the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed that the case would be dropped due to lack of evidence. 

A CPS spokesman said: “After examining a file of evidence submitted by the Metropolitan Police Service, we concluded, in accordance with our legal test, there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.”

Lampard was sacked as Chelsea head coach after 18 months in the role.