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Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne charged with sexual assault during a train journey

The incident is alleged to have happened on a train from York to Durham during the summer.

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EX-ENGLAND FOOTBALLER Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexual assault, the British Transport Police has said.

The incident is alleged to have occurred on a train from York to Durham during the summer.

He faces one count of sexual assault by touching. 

The 51-year-old will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on 11 December.

Gascoigne made his name with Newcastle before going on to play for Tottenham, Italian giants Lazio and several other teams including Glasgow Rangers.

The midfielder, widely regarded as one of the most talented players of his generation, was also a key member of the England side that reached the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

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