Paul Gascoigne charged following train station incident - Stevenage

22/07/2013

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) to charge a 46-year-old man in connection with an incident, which occurred at Stevenage rail station on Thursday, 04 July 2013.

Paul Gascoigne, of Dunston, Gateshead, has been charged with two counts of common assault, and one count of being drunk and disorderly after answering bail yesterday, Sunday, 21 July 2013.

Baljit Ubhey OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by the British Transport Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against the 46-year-old man.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from the British Transport Police to charge the man with common assault, and being drunk and disorderly.

"The charges are in relation to an incident, which occurred at Stevenage rail station on the evening of Thursday, 04 July 2013.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Mr Gascoigne has been bailed to appear at the North East Herts (Stevenage) Magistrates' Court on 05 August 2013.