Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a charge of committing sexual assault on a practice and can seem earlier than Teeside Crown Court docket on Jan. eight.
The 51-year-old, a former Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Lazio participant, extensively often known as Gazza, was arrested at Durham practice station in northern England in August and later launched whereas police investigated the incident.
He appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court docket on Tuesday the place he entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of 1 rely of sexual assault by touching.
Gascoigne elected for a crown courtroom listening to.
Gascoigne, who has spent a number of spells in rehab battling alcohol and drug habit, performed 57 instances for England between 1988 and 1998.