Gazza faces assault charges

Former Newcastle and England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with two counts of common assault and one count of being drunk and disorderly after an incident at Stevenage rail station earlier this month.

Gascoigne charged with assault

Paul Gascoigne
Paul Gascoigne charged with two counts of common assault Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Paul Gascoigne has been charged with two counts of common assault following an incident at a railway station.

British Transport Police said the former Newcastle and Middlesbrough star has also been charged with being drunk and disorderly after answering bail on Sunday.

A spokesman said the charges against the 46-year-old related to an incident which occurred on 4 July at Stevenage rail station in Hertfordshire.