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Stoke's Fuller arrested

2009-02-25 17:16

London - Stoke City and Jamaica striker Ricardo Fuller was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of a motoring offence, the Premier League club announced.

Fuller, 29, trying to regain fitness after dislocating his shoulder against Sunderland on February 7, was stopped by officers close to City's training ground.

In a brief statement, Stoke said: "The club can confirm that striker Ricardo Fuller has this morning been arrested by Staffordshire Police for a motoring offence. We will be making no further comment at this time."

Superintendent Bernie O'Reilly, of Stoke-on-Trent police division, told the Stoke Sentinel newspaper: "At about 9:30am this morning in Riverside Road, Trent Vale, a 29-year-old man driving a vehicle was stopped by officers.

"As a result of their enquiries, his vehicle was seized and he was arrested for driving licence and vehicle insurance offences and taken to Northern Area Custody Facility where he will be interviewed today."

In December, Fuller was sent-off for slapping his own captain, Andy Griffin, during top-flight strugglers Stoke's defeat by West Ham.

AFP