Ex-England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexual assault following allegations made against him on 20th August this year. Gascoigne is accused of sexually assaulting a women on a train from York to Durham, where he was arrested on the platform.
British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed the charge, and he is expected to appear in front of Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on 11th December this year. A spokeswoman for the BTP released the following statement.
“[Gascoigne was] charged via postal requisition with one count of sexual assault by touching, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The charge relates to an incident on board a train on 20 August this year.”
Gascoigne seemed to deny any wrongdoing after posting on Twitter that he “respects all women”, which was subsequently deleted.