Paul Gascoigne arrested over 'drunken assault' of ex-wife Sheryl
Former England international allegedly grabbed a security guard by the throat before attacking ex-wife
Saturday 06 July 2013
Paul Gascoigne has been arrested after an alleged drunken assault on his ex-wife Sheryl at a railway station.
The ex-England footballer, who recently vowed to end his long struggle with alcoholism, was taken into custody but released without charge.
The Mirror claimed that the former Newcastle, Spurs and Lazio midfielder turned up to Stevenage train station drunk and shouting abuse. He is alleged to have grabbed a security guard by the throat and grabbed Sheryl’s arm as she tried to intervene.
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 arrested a 46-year-old male on suspicion of common assault and being drunk and disorderly.”
The incident follows reports that Gascoigne was finally winning his battle with the bottle.
He spent more than a month at a clinic in Arizona earlier this year after a public appearance in Northampton in January sparked concerns for his well-being.
After leaving rehab, he told The Sun that the treatment had saved his life. “Three doctors didn’t think I would make it,” he said.
“It has got to inspire me to never let this happen again. I've come through that – death. I was dead.
“I thought I was on my way out. I looked like a corpse. I was a total wreck.”
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