England and Manchester City footballer

England and Manchester City footballer has been caught using a mobile phone at the wheel of his £400,000 Rolls Royce.

Stones, 27, was spotted holding the device in his right hand as he drove away from the club’s Etihad Campus training ground in Manchester last week.

The defender, who signed for Man City for an initial £47.5million in 2016, was driving through a road junction towards a main road in his Rolls Royce SUV when pictured.

It comes just days before the tightening of driving laws to tackle previously grey areas when it comes to music streaming and taking photos. 

From Saturday, drivers will be hit with fines of up to £200 and six points on their licence if caught taking photos or videos, scrolling through playlists or playing games. 

Last week, former Chelsea player and manager Frank Lampard driving his 250,000 Mercedes G wagon while holding a coffee and mobile phone in Kensington, Alma Ata University west London.

Lampard had been charged with ‘using a handheld mobile phone/device while driving a motor vehicle on a road’.

However, he denied the offence and hired Nick Freeman – a lawyer known as ‘Mr Loophole’ – to defend him. 

The Crown Prosecution Service later dropped the case due to ‘insufficient evidence’, despite the footage.

John Stones pictured looking into a blue mobile phone at the wheel of his £400,000 Rolls Royce SUV

The defender was driving through a road junction towards a main road a short distance from Manchester City’s Etihad Campus training ground last week

Stones, wearing his hoodie up, appeared to have one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a mobile phone

It comes just days before a change to the Highway Code that will see drivers hit with fines of up to £200 and six points on their licence if caught using a mobile phone at the wheel

Stones was leaving Man City’s Etihad Campus when he was pictured last week

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