Newcastle United's Cheik Tiote appears in court over 'false identity' charges

Tiote appears in court for 'false identity'
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Cheik Tiote appears in Newcastle Magistrates Court over multiple charges, including fraud by false representation.

Newcastle United midfielder Cheik Tiote has appeared in court over multiple charges including fraud by false representation.

The 27-year-old appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court today where the case was sent to Crown Court.

The midfielder has also been accused of making a false claim to obtain insurance in September 2011, as well as driving a Chevrolet without a licence in February this year.

Tiote, who has recently claimed that he wants to stay with the Magpies, has also been charged with holding a false ID document used to provide information about himself.

The midfielder is on unconditional bail.

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