The appellant, Ramsey Barreto, was driving whilst using his hand-held mobile phone to film a road traffic accident. The police prosecutor charged him with using a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving and he was convicted after trial in the Magistrates' Court.
He appealed to the Crown Court where his appeal was allowed.
The Director of Public Prosecutions then appealed to the High Court. This case was heard by Lady Justice Thirlwall and Mr Justice Goss on 9th April 2019. Judgment was reserved to a later date.