London: Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne pleaded guilty to harassing his former girlfriend and assaulting a photographer at a British court on Thursday.
The 48-year-old, capped 57 times by England, admitted to harassing Amanda Thomas and beating Steven Shepherd, a photographer who worked with her new partner, at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court on the English south coast.
The court heard that the former Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Rangers star, popularly known as 'Gazza', posted abusive messages on Twitter about Thomas after their relationship ended at the end of last year.
Lee Turner, for the prosecution, said that after sending her "a series of abusive tweets" and text messages, Gascoigne turned up at the post office where his former partner worked in March this year.
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