Beckham hires private detective

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: David Beckham  of the Los Angeles Galaxy warms up prior to their MLS match against New York Red Bulls at The Home Depot Center on September 24, 2010 in Carson, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

David Beckham has hired a private detective to hunt down prostitute Irma Nici and serve her with a personal £5million writ for damages.

The high-class hooker has been secretly tailed for three days in New York as Becks’ powerful legal team prepare the papers to sue her.

They have found her hiding out in the city’s luxury W Hotel… STILL touting for hundreds of thousands of pounds the vile and sordid allegations that he paid for sex with her and another vice girl.

But 26-year-old Nici’s story was dramatically falling apart last night as the Sunday Mirror reveals that she has no proof to back her lurid claims.

Father-of-three Becks, 35, and wife Victoria, 36, were so incensed by Nici’s wild stories of three-in-a-bed sex that he ordered the detective to track her down and watch her every move.

As well as getting ready to personally serve a writ on Nici within the next 24 hours, Beckham’s lawyers filed a suit against the US magazine she sold her story to, In Touch, for “slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress”, as well as suits in Germany – where publisher Bauer’s parent corporation is based and where the story has also been published.