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Gascoigne bailed after drugs raid

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.


From Belfast Telegraph