Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote appears in court over licence charge

Updated: 12 September 2013 19:25 IST

Tiote is also facing charges of making a false statement to obtain car insurance and of fraud, for claiming he was in possession of a genuine Belgian licence.

London:

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote appeared in court on Thursday charged with using a false Belgian driving licence.

Tiote is also facing charges of making a false statement to obtain car insurance and of fraud, for claiming he was in possession of a genuine Belgian licence.

Standing in the dock at Newcastle Crown Court and speaking through a French interpreter, the Ivory Coast international pleaded not guilty to the three charges.

The 27-year-old was granted unconditional bail and told his case will go to trial next month.

Tiote first played in Europe with Belgian club Anderlecht and also had a spell in Holland with FC Twente before signing for Newcastle in 2010 and emerging as one of the Premier League club's key performers.

Topics : Football Sunderland Newcastle United Manchester City Alex Ferguson Mark Hughes English Premier League
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