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Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote in fraud arrest

Tiote's car seized after fraud arrest (©GettyImages)
Tiote's car seized after fraud arrest (©GettyImages).

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has been arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences.

The 26-year-old midfielder has had his £75,000 car seized by police having been stopped by Northumbria Police near the club's training ground.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "At about 1.30pm on February 12, a car was stopped on Benton Park Road, Newcastle, and a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences."

Police have confirmed that inquiries are ongoing.

Tiote is a key player for Newcastle and has just recently come back from the Africa Cup of Nations having represented Ivory Coast in this year's prestigious competition.

Newcastle's number 24 moved to St. James' Park back in 2010, having signed from Dutch outfit FC Twente for a fee in the region of £3.5m, according to reports.

The defensive midfielder has made a big impression since his Premier League arrival, so much so that Arsenal were linked with a move for Tiote back in the summer of 2012.

 

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