Stoke City striker Saido Berahino has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol after being detained in London's West End following reports of a "disturbance" at 3am on Monday morning on Great Russell Street.
As reported by Sky News the footballer, formerly of West Brom, is set to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in north London on 6 March following the incident.
BREAKING: @StokeCity striker @SBerahino been charged with being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle and is due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on March 6 #SSN pic.twitter.com/CwsJn2upEo— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 19, 2019
In an official statement after the arrest, the Metropolitan Police explained: "When officers arrived on 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."
The police then revealed that Berahino had told officers while in custody that he had been the victim of a robbery that night in Great Russell Street.
Affirming this, Scotland Yard proclaimed: "He alleged that a group of males surrounded his car in Great Russell Street and attacked him, stealing his watch."
As of yet, no one has been arrested for this alleged robbery, though an investigation has begun. So far, the 25-year-old's club, Stoke City, are yet to comment on the affair, and it is likely that any disciplinary action will be handled internally.
However, his spell in the Potteries has been less fruitful, with just five goals and two assists in the 56 appearances he's made since his move two years ago.