Soccer ace David Beckham is to face police questioning - after his minder was accused of attacking a photographer.

The Real Madrid player and his wife VICTORIA will have to give statements to police in France's Villefranche-sur-Mer port after snapper FRANCOIS GLORIES was allegedly thrown into the sea by the unnamed minder.

And Glories says the couple just stood and watched the "unprovoked" attack - in which he was charged at and thrown into the water along with $12,600 (GBP7,000) worth of equipment - take place.

A police spokesperson says, "A charge has been made and we will need to interview the photographer and any witnesses, including David Beckham and his wife."

Glories fumes, "It was an unprovoked attack. Beckham and his family did nothing but stand back and watch."

19/07/2004 13:19