Saturday 16 December 2017

Paul Gascoigne arrested over 'drunken assault'

FORMER football star Paul Gascoigne has been arrested after an alleged drunken assault at a railway station.

The 46-year-old ex-England and Newcastle player, who left rehab in the United States earlier this year, was held after an incident in Hertfordshire.

A Hertfordshire Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called to a report of a man allegedly being drunk and disorderly at Stevenage railway station at 10.30pm on Thursday 4 July.

"Officers arrested a 46-year-old male on suspicion of common assault and being drunk and disorderly."

He was taken into custody but was not charged.

The Mirror reported that Gascoigne had grabbed a security guard by the throat before attacking ex-wife Sheryl Gascoigne when she tried to step in. According to the newspaper, he was bailed after being held in a police cell for 12 hours overnight.

Earlier this year, Gascoigne said he wanted to "get back to reality" after the latest health scare in his battle with alcohol addiction.

He told ITV1's ‘Daybreak’ programme in March: "'I didn't ask to be an alcoholic, but I must admit I worked on it. 'I went to any lengths to get my drink, I'll go even further to stay sober."

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