Paul Gascoigne on trial today for sexually assaulting a woman on a train

Paul Gascoigne on trial today for sexually assaulting a woman on a train

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PAUL Gascoigne is due to go on trial today accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a train.

The ex-England ace was held by cops after allegedly touching the woman on a train from York to Durham on August 20 last year.

Gazza, pictured outside court in December, is due to go on trial today

British Transport Police were alerted after Gazza, who played for Newcastle, Spurs, Everton and Lazio, boarded the train.

The 52-year-old allegedly kissed a woman without consent while the train was at Darlington.

He is due to go on trial today at Teesside Crown Court after denying one count of sexual assault by touching in December last year.

Midfielder Gascoigne earned 57 caps for England during his international career and was branded one of the greatest players of his generation.

He famously broke down in tears at the 1990 World Cup after receiving a yellow card in the semi-final with West Germany – meaning he would not play if England reached the final.

During his career, Gazza enjoyed successful stints at Tottenham, where he helped the team win the FA Cup in 1991, Lazio, Rangers and Middlesbrough.

The ace also played for Everton and later had spells at Burnley and Boston United.

But following retirement, Gazza battled alcohol problems – although has since turned his life around.

The trial is expected to last five days.

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne leaves Peterlee Magistrates Court in December after pleading not guilty to sexual assault
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A tearful Gazza after England lose to West Germany in the 1990 Fifa World Cup[/caption]

Paul Gascoigne decided to join Spurs ahead of Manchester United - a decision Vinnie Jones says was the wrong one
Paul Gascoigne while playing for Spurs
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