Gazza has struggled with drink and drugs since retiring in 2004
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been fined over a drunken disturbance in Newcastle.
The 42-year-old was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in the Jesmond area of the city in the early hours.
He was taken into custody and later received a fixed-penalty notice, said Northumbria Police.
The ex-Newcastle and Tottenham player has faced a long battle with alcohol, and last year was detained twice under the Mental Health Act.
In a BBC interview earlier this year, he said he had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and claimed to have been clean of drink or drugs for four months.
He said: "In the past every time I left rehab I thought I'm going to have a drink and I had no thought of that this time.
"I am a different Paul now."
Gascoigne began his career at Newcastle in 1985, and in 1988 transferred to Tottenham for £2.3m, having played 99 games and scored 25 goals.
He shot to fame during the 1990 World Cup in Italy, when he helped England to the World Cup semi-finals.
The gifted midfielder retired in 2004, after which his addiction to drugs and alcohol spiralled out of control.