Paul Gascoigne Arrested In Stevenage
6 July 2013, 07:03
Former England player Paul Gascoigne has been arrested after an alleged drunken assault at Stevenage Railway Station.
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 4. Officers attended the location and arrested a 46-year-old male on suspicion of common assault and being drunk and disorderly."
British Transport Police said, "Police were called to Stevenage rail station around 10.30pm on Thursday, 4 July, following a report of a man being drunk and disorderly. A 46-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of common assault and being drunk and disorderly by Hertfordshire Constabulary officers. He was taken into police custody and was later bailed to return, pending police enquiries."
The 46-year-old ex-England player left rehab in the United States earlier this year after breaking down during a charity event in Northampton.
His agent Terry Baker confirmed he had been drinking at that event and said Gascoigne needed immediate help.
The Mirror claims that in Thursday night's incident in Stevenage Gascoigne 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 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."