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Stoke striker Berahino claimed he was fleeing from thieves when arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

The 25-year-old was detained by police at 3am on Monday after a ‘disturbance’ in London’s West End.

Berahino has been with Stoke since 2017.
Berahino has been with Stoke since 2017.
Image: Barrington Coombs

STOKE CITY STRIKER Saido Berahino has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

The 25-year-old was stopped while speeding away from a bar in Great Russell Street, London after the police were alerted of a ‘disturbance’ in the area.

The forward who alleged that he was fleeing an attack from a gang who stole his wristwatch has been detained for the reckless behaviour.

“On Monday, 18 February at around 03:00 hours, police were called to a disturbance in Great Russell Street, WC1,” read a Metropolitan Police statement.

“When officers arrived on the scene a car was seen to drive away at speed.

“The car was stopped by police in Bedford Square and a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

He was taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody.”

Berahino who has scored five goals in 26 appearances for Stoke City this season could face sanction from the club regarding the incident, as they will now hold an internal investigation. 

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