Football - Gazza charged with assault

Paul Gascoigne has been charged with two counts of assault and one charge of being drunk and disorderly after an incident at a railway station earlier this month.

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Paul Gascoigne returned to Britain after more than a month at a clinic in Arizona

The iconic former England midfielder was allegedly involved in an incident at Stevenage station on Thursday July 4, and after British Transport Police enquiries Gazza has been charged.

Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service, said: "Following a BTP investigation, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against the 46-year-old man.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from BTP to charge the man with common assault and being drunk and disorderly.

"The charges are in relation to an incident at Stevenage rail station on the evening of Thursday, 4 July."

The former Spurs, Lazio and Newcastle star will appear in Magistrates court on August 5.

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