Paul Gascoigne charged with assault

Jul 22, 2013, 02:15 IST | AFP

Troubled former England star Paul Gascoigne has been charged with two counts of common assault following an incident at a railway station.

British Transport Police (BTP) yesterday said the ex-footballer had also been charged with being drunk and disorderly.

Paul Gascoigne
Paul Gascoigne

A BTP spokesman said the charges against the 46-year-old related to an incident which occurred on July 4 at Stevenage rail station in Hertfordshire, north of London.

The former Newcastle United and Tottenham midfielder was arrested after officers were called to the station at about 2130GMT and was later released on police bail.

Reports at the time claimed Gascoigne’s ex-wife Sheryl and a security guard at the railway station were the victims of the assault.

Gascoigne, who received treatment for alcoholism in an American clinic earlier this year, has been bailed to appear before magistrates in Stevenage on August 5. 

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