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Paul Gascoigne in hospital again

Paul Gascoigne
Gascoigne was capped 57 times for England

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne is in hospital after police were called to an incident at a hotel in west London.

Mr Gascoigne, 40, is reported to have agreed to go voluntarily, following the incident on Sunday.

Scotland Yard said they were no longer involved and no crime had been alleged.

The ex-player has battled with alcohol and health problems, and in February received treatment after being detained at a hotel under the Mental Health Act.

He was released from Middleton St George Hospital in Darlington after two weeks.

In this weekend's incident police were called to a four-star hotel in Knightsbridge.

In February, Mr Gascoigne was asked to leave Newcastle's Malmaison Hotel after a disturbance.

Later the same day he was detained by Northumbria Police at Gateshead's Hilton Hotel, when concern was raised about his behaviour.

In January 2005, Mr Gascoigne - nicknamed Gazza during his football career - was hospitalised with pneumonia and last year he underwent emergency surgery for a perforated stomach ulcer after being taken ill as he was celebrating his 40th birthday.

He was arrested for an alleged assault on a photographer outside a Liverpool city centre hotel in 2005. The charges were later dropped.

A former player with Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Glasgow Rangers and Middlesbrough, he was sacked after 39 days as manager of Kettering Town in 2005.

He was capped 57 times for England.




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