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Tiote in court over fake driving licence

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has escaped jail after admitting driving with a forged Belgian licence which he had bought from a stranger near Brussels airport.

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Tiote given seven-month suspended sentence

Cheick Tiote given a seven month suspended sentence Credit: PA

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has escaped jail this afternoon after admitting driving with a forged Belgian licence which he had bought from a stranger near Brussels airport for €15,000.

The 27-year-old was given an seven month prison sentence for the offence but a judge told him it would be suspended keeping him out of prison unless he breaks the law again.

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