Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gazza Accused of Sexual Assault on Train to Durham

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gazza Accused of Sexual Assault on Train to Durham

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FORMER England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train.

The 51-year-old was arrested at Durham station on August 20 and yesterday British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed that he had been charged with one count of sexual assault by touching.

Gascoigne took to Twitter to protest his innocence, saying he had stepped in to comfort a woman after she was called "a fat cow". Two of his tweets regarding the case were deleted minutes later.

A spokeswoman for BTP said: "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.

"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. …

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