Tyne & Wear

Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote in fraud arrest

Cheick Tiote
Image caption The Ivory Coast international recently returned from the Africa Cup of Nations

Newcastle United player Cheick Tiote has had his car seized by police after being arrested on suspicion of fraud.

The 26-year-old midfielder was stopped by police on Tuesday near the club's training ground on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences.

His car, a Chevrolet Camaro estimated to be worth about £75,000, was seized by Northumbria Police, who said inquiries were ongoing.

The Ivory Coast international signed for the club in 2010.

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