Paul Gascoigne charged with sexual assault

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Former footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexual assault.

Police confirmed to The Sun: “A man is due to appear in court next month charged in connection with the sexual assault of a woman on board a train from York to Durham.”

Naming the troubled TV star, they went on: “Paul Gascoigne, of Amy Street, Leicester, was charged via postal requisition with one count of sexual assault by touching, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

“The charge relates to an incident on board a train on August 20 this year.”

He will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on December 11.

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The footballer has been charged with sexual assault (Credit: paul_gascoigne8 Instagram)

Paul – known to fans as Gazza – has not directly mentioned the charge, but worried his followers on Sunday night with a series of erratic tweets.

At 9.30pm he wrote: “Have a lovely evening love to all x thanks for your tweets x brilliant love them all oh a tweet from me ?? Keep on your toes 👀🤐🔮👍x buy a mirror and watch your own back it’s [bleeping] safer guys this applies to both ❤️💙🤐😜xx love from Paul x I’m off to kip xx.”

His 348k followers replied to say: “Oof you ain’t looking too great in the news,” while another added: “Paul best wishes, stay strong 👍.”

A third added: “Oh gazza what have you done now xx.”

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The former England player was initially arrested in August, when he was held at Durham railway station by British Transport Police.

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Gazza is dad to Lauren (Credit: paul_gascoigne8 Instagram)
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The footballer is into fishing these days (credit: paul_gascoigne8 Instagram)

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