Tiote 'to deny' driving charges

Tiote 'to deny' driving charges

A Premier League footballer is to contest various charges including motoring offences and using a false document, a court has been told.

Newcastle United player Cheick Tiote, 27, is charged with using a false document as identification "to establish personal information" about himself in December.

The midfielder is also charged with committing fraud by using the alleged false document to get a UK licence, also in December, Newcastle Crown Court was told.

By allegedly claiming he held a fully licence without endorsements, the Ivory Coast international is also charged over making a false statement to get insurance in September 2011.

Tiote is also accused of driving his Chevrolet - which has the personalised number plate T10 TEV - without a licence or insurance in Newcastle last February.

The footballer, who has not entered pleas, will do so at a hearing on September 6. He was granted bail.

Tiote's barrister Robert Adams told the Recorder of Newcastle James Goss QC that he will need a French interpreter when the trial, which is expected to last three days, takes place on October 28.

Mark Giuliani, prosecuting, said: "I understand that the matter will be contested and that a trial date in October would be convenient to the parties."

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