Tyne & Wear

Gazza arrested over drug offence

Paul Gascoigne outside Newcastle Magistrates Court
Image caption Gascoigne pleaded guilty to drink driving earlier this week

Former football star Paul Gascoigne has been arrested in connection with an alleged drug offence.

The ex-Newcastle and England player was arrested in North Tyneside, late on Thursday.

Northumbria Police confirmed a 43-year-old man had been arrested for possession of a class A drug while another man of the same age was arrested for supplying drugs.

Both men have now been released on bail, police said.

Mr Gascoigne admitted drink driving at Newcastle Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "At shortly after 1730 BST Thursday 21 October, police attended a property in North Tyneside.

"A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug.

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

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