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Paul Gascoigne charged with drink-driving

Paul Gascoigne
Gascoigne was arrested at a takeaway restaurant in Leeming Bar

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with drink-driving.

Gascoigne, from Newcastle, was arrested when police were called to a disturbance at a takeaway in Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire, last month.

The 42-year-old has also been charged with driving without insurance and driving without a licence.

He and another man, who faces similar charges, will appear before Northallerton magistrates on 16 April.

The other man, who is aged 40, has been charged with drinking and driving, being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst over the limit, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

The two men were charged after answering bail at Northallerton police station on Sunday.

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

During his football career he was capped 57 times for England.



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