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Berahino arrested for drink-driving while escaping from robbers

Burundi’s star player, Saido Berahino was escaping from men with knives in a suspected robbery attack when he was arrested while three-times over the drink limit.
Sadio Berahino outside a London Court

The Former England Under-21 International appearred in Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on charges of drink-driving which is a serious offence in England.
The Stoke City striker after he was arrested  when his Range Rover was stopped in London’s West End at in the early hours of 18 February.
While he appeared nervous when the police had stopped his car, the 25 year-old  told the police he was attacked and his watch and two diamond necklaces were stolen.

 

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He has pleaded not guilty and his lawyer has argued that the issue is whether or not Berahino had to drive his car as a necessity.
Berahino has been named into the 28 man-squad convened for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Egypt by Burundi national team coach, Olivier Niyungeko.
Debutantes Burundi is in Group B with Nigeria, Guinea, and fellow first-timers Madagascar. The Swallows will face Nigeria in their opening game  on 22nd June.
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