Gazza Arrested For Drunk And Disorderly

6 July 2013, 06:11 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Ex Newcastle and England footballer 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 July 4th.

Officers attended the location and 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, police added.

The Mirror newspaper 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.