Police seize footballer Cheick Tiote's car after arrest

Premier League footballer Cheick Tiote has had his car seized by police after he was arrested on suspicion of fraud.

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

Tiote's car, a Chevrolet Camaro estimated to be worth around £75,000, was seized.

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote Credit: Steve Drew/EMPICS Sport

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."

Inquiries are said to be ongoing.

The Ivory Coast international, who recently returned from the Africa Cup of Nations, signed from Dutch side FC Twente in 2010.

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