Paul Gascoigne arrested at train station over 'drunken assault'

Paul Gascoigne arrested at train station over 'drunken assault'

Former England football star Paul Gascoigne was arrested after allegedly assaulting his ex-wife at a train station.

In a reportedly drunken rage, Gazza attacked a station guard and his ex-wife Cheryl in Stevenage, Hertfordshire on Thursday.

According to The Mirror, police said the 46-year-old was taken into custody but not charged.

Witnesses told police that the troubled former footballer was shouting abuse and grabbed the security guard by the neck when confronted.

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 4 July.

"Officers attended the location and arrested a 46-year-old male on suspicion of common assault and being drunk and disorderly."

Stunned passengers told The Sun that Gascoigne was "very drunk" and had been having a blazing row with Sheryl, 47, on the platform of the station.

Gascoigne left rehab in America earlier this year after Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans and former England cricketer Ronnie Irani organised it.

Paul Gascoigne speaking on Daybreak in March 2013:

Paul Gascoigne: I Want to Get Back to Reality

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