Cheick Tiote arrested on suspicion of fraud

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has had his car seized by police after he was arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences.

The 26-year-old was stopped on Wednesday near the club’s training ground. Following this, Tiote’s car – a Chevrolet Camaro estimated to be worth around £75,000 – was seized.

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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.”