Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote arrested in fraud swoop

 

The Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has had his car seized by police after he was arrested on suspicion of fraud.

The 26-year-old was stopped near the club's training ground on Tuesday on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences. Following this, Tiote's car – a Chevrolet Camaro estimated to be worth £75,000 – was seized.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "At about 1.30pm on 12 February, 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." Tiote is in Newcastle's squad for tonight's game against Metalist Kharkiv.

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