Paul Gascoigne cleared of sexual assault

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman on a train.

The 52-year-old had been accused of "forcefully and sloppily" kissing the fellow passenger on a service from York to Newcastle in August 2018.

He was also cleared of the lesser charge of assault by beating.

His solicitor Imogen Cox read a statement on his behalf.