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Paul Gascoigne arrested at Darlington hotel

Paul Gascoigne
Gascoigne and the second man had been arrested the previous night

Former England star Paul Gascoigne was arrested for the second time in two days after a disturbance at a hotel.

The ex-footballer, 42, was taken into custody along with another man by police called to the Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington on Monday night.

He was later released without charge after being questioned on suspicion of a public order offence.

The men had been arrested the previous night on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a vehicle in North Yorkshire.

They were released on bail on Monday evening over the incident at a takeaway in Leeming Bar.

But they were soon back in custody after staff at the Darlington hotel called police.

Gascoigne was freed without further action, but the second man, aged 40, was given a fixed penalty notice.

The former Newcastle and Tottenham midfielder has faced a long battle with alcohol and drugs, and was detained three times under the Mental Health Act in 2008.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire last year he had been clean of drink and drugs for four months, and had attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.



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