Gazza pleads guilty to common assault and drunk and disorderly charges linked to railway station incident

Paul Gascoigne arrives at Stevenage Magistrates Court.
Paul Gascoigne arrives at Stevenage Magistrates Court. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Former England football star Paul Gascoigne was fined £1,000 after he admitted common assault and drunk and disorderly charges linked to an incident at a railway station when he appeared at Stevenage Magistrates Court today.

ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports:

The former footballer, 46, who received treatment for alcoholism in an American clinic earlier this year, was originally charged with two counts of assault, one involving his ex-wife Sheryl, but that charge was dropped.

Paul Gascoigne arrives at Stevenage Magistrates Court.
Paul Gascoigne arrives at Stevenage Magistrates Court. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Paul Gascoigne will have to pay a total of £1,245 for his drunken assault at a railway station on July 4.

He will pay:

  • £600 for one charge of assault.
  • He will also pay £400 for a drunk and disorderly charge.
  • Gascoigne was ordered to pay £100 in compensation to ticket collector Jack Sherrington, who he assaulted.
  • The 46-year-old will pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60.

Gascoigne's solicitor Gavin Harris said the former footballer wanted privacy so he could continue with his treatment against alcohol addiction.

The former England midfielder also wanted to publicly apologise for his actions.