The judge in the trial of Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has banned the use of Twitter from inside the courtroom.

Judge Leonard ordered the ban for both the press and members of the public attending the trial of Redknapp (pictured) and former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric at Southwark Crown Court.

In a notice, the judge reminded the press and public that reporting restrictions were still in place through a contempt of court order.

If anyone was unsure of the extent to which there are restrictions on reporting, he added, these could be raised with the judge by way of a note sent to the clerk of the court.

The use of Twitter in courts was granted to members of the press in guidance issued by lord chief justice Lord Judge last month. Members of the public were told they should seek permission before being allowed to tweet from court.

Redknapp and Mandaric deny charges of cheating the public revenue, with the trial expected to last for two weeks.