NEWCASTLE UNITED star Cheick Tiote has been arrested in Benton on suspicion of fraud and had his car seized.
It happened on Tuesday afternoon when the 26-year-old was on his way to training with his club.
The midfielder was stopped near the club’s training ground on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences.
Following this Tiote’s car, a Chevrolet Camaro estimated to be worth around £75,000, was seized.
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.”
Police said inquiries are ongoing.