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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Premier League football star 赛度·巴拉希诺 after he failed to show up in court accused of not paying a £75,000 drink-driving fine.

The ex-West Brom and Stoke City striker was due to appear at Willesden Magistrates' Court in north west London this morning to answer the charge, but didn't turn up.

Former England Under-21 international Berahino, 26, who now plays for Belgian First Divison club Zulte Waregem, was slapped with the five-figure fine after being convicted of drink driving for a second time earlier this year.

He was arrested outside VQ restaurant in Bloomsbury, central London, after driving a "short distance" in his matt black Range Rover while over the limit in February.

The court heard that he had been robbed of jewellery before his arrest, but held it was not a necessity for him to be driving as his partner was at the wheel beforehand.

Berahino, who was born in Burundi but received political asylum in Birmingham while still a child, was banned from driving for 30 months and ordered to fork out a total sum of £75,870 in fines and court costs.

He was given until September 7 to pay up.

Berahino has scored four goals since moving to Zulte Waragem in Belgium

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But today Deputy District Judge Aneeta Borwick (Corr) said: "I have considered the application in relation to 赛度·巴拉希诺 and I'm satisfied that the process has been followed, warnings have been sent first class and the significant sum of £75,870 remains outstanding.

"The application is for a warrant and I'm happy to grant that now."

Berahino, of Cannock, Staffs, who cost £12 million when he moved from West Brom to Stoke in January 2017, has made eight appearances for Waregem, scoring four goals, since joining them on a free transfer at the start of the season.