Paul Gascoigne cleared of sex assault on train

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Paul Gascoigne arrived to hear the verdict with his legal team and personal manager Katie Davies

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman on a train.

The 52-year-old had denied “forcefully and sloppily” kissing the fellow passenger on a service from York to Newcastle in August 2018.

The jury is still considering a lesser charge of assault by beating.

Mr Gascoigne appeared to be weeping and there were cheers of “yes” from the public gallery as the jury delivered its verdict.

He had told Teesside Crown Court he kissed the woman on the lips to “boost her confidence” after he heard a male passenger call her overweight.

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