Gascoigne nabbed for drugs

2010-10-22 13:11

England - Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne spent the night in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, police sources said on Friday.

Gascoigne, 43, was detained on suspicion of possessing a class A substance following a police search at a property in North Tyneside, north-east England.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Lazio player is waiting to be sentenced in a separate incident. He was warned just days ago that he faced jail after admitting drink driving.

"A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug," Northumbria Police said in a statement.

"A second man, aged 43, was later arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.

"Both men are still in custody and inquiries are on going."

Gascoigne, whose personal problems including mental illness have been widely covered in the media since his retirement from the game, also played for Newcastle United, Middlesbrough and Rangers.

He famously cried after being booked in the 1990 World Cup semi-final against West Germany, a punishment which would have ruled him out of the final if England had won a match they eventually lost in a penalty shootout.


  • Drug free - 2010-10-22 13:29

    I can see a similar headline about Rooney one day!

  • AVi8R - 2010-10-22 13:50

    why would rooney go down the same path?? because they look similar?? that makes no sense whatsoever! if you'd said rio ferdinand or adrian mutu, maybe i'd understand, but rooney, that 1 goes over my head

  • Drug free - 2010-10-22 14:44

    @AVi8R: You don't see it because you cannot see and think further than your nose! Gazza was a great player but let such influences into his life hence the article. At the time i posted my comment, it seemed that Rooney will be leaving Man Utd meaning no Fergie guidance hence "I can see a similar headline about Rooney one day" AND I SAID SIMILAR not the SAME!

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