15 October 2019 11:55
Paul Gascoigne is set to give evidence at his trial today after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a train. Gazza, of Amy Street, Leicester, is on trial at Teesside Crown Court this morning. The 52-year-old was arrested at Durham station on August 20 last year and in November was charged with one count of sexual assault by touching, reports ChronicleLive. It's alleged he kissed a woman without consent as the train was at Darlington. Gazza, who was born in Dunston, Gateshead, and played for NUFC, Spurs, Lazio, Rangers and Everton, among other clubs, has protested his innocence on Twitter, saying he had stepped in to comfort a woman after she was called a "fat cow".
He appeared at Peterlee Magistrates' Court in December and at Teesside Crown Court in January where he entered a not guilty plea. The case has now gone to trial and will be heard at Teesside Crown Court. It was previously heard that the trial was likely to last three to four days and that five witnesses are likely to be called. You can follow the live updates on this case below: