Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Gascoigne bailed after drugs raid

Ex-England soccer star Paul Gascoigne has been arrested for alleged drugs offences

Paul Gascoigne has been bailed after being arrested for alleged drugs offences, sources have revealed.

The 43-year-old spent the night in police custody on suspicion of possessing a class A substance.

His arrest came days after the troubled ex-England footballer was warned he faced a possible jail sentence when he admitted drink driving at Newcastle Magistrates' Court.

The former Newcastle United and Tottenham star, known as Gazza, was arrested at a house in Burradon, North Tyneside.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "At shortly after 5.30pm on Thursday, police attended a property in North Tyneside.

"A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug.

"A second man, aged 43, was later arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

A spokesman for the force said both men were released on bail shortly after 4pm on Friday.

Neither has been charged. Both are due to answer bail in January.