Newcastle - Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been arrested for being drunk and disorderly.
Police say they took the 42-year-old Gascoigne into custody from a suburb in Newcastle at about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Gascoigne now faces a fine of up to 80 pounds.
Gascoigne scored 10 goals in 56 matches for England. He played for Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio, Rangers and Middlesbrough before retiring in 2005.
He was sectioned three times under the mental health act last year.