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    Video caption: Paul Gascoigne cleared of sexual assault

    The former England footballer wept in the dock and thanked the jury as the verdict was announced.

  2. The trials and tears of Paul Gascogine

    Paul Gascoigne has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman he kissed on a train.

    The 52-year-old former footballer told jurors he had only been comforting her because she had been called "fat and ugly" by another passenger.

    It is the latest in a string of court cases and health scares that have overshadowed the success he gained with clubs at home, in Europe and, perhaps most memorably, with England. You can read more here.

    Paul Gascoigne at Italia '90
  3. Paul Gascoigne: 'Looking forward to getting on with life'

    Press Association

    Paul Gascoigne joked outside court that he was off to the dentist after being cleared of a sexual assault and found not guilty of assault by beating after kissing a woman on a train.

    The ex-footballer smiled and stood beside his solicitor Imogen Cox as she read the statement on his behalf.

    It said: "To have a sexual allegation for over 12 months has been tough.

    "I am so glad I was finally able to put over my side of the story and that the jury came to the correct verdict.

    "I'm now looking forward to getting on with my life."

    Mr Gascoigne himself then said: "I am off to the dentist."

    He had said earlier in the trial any impression he had been slurring his words was because he did not have his false teeth in when he was on the train.

    Paul Gascoigne and his solicitor speak to the media
  4. Gascoigne's personal manager: 'Faith in humanity restored'

    Paul Gascoigne's personal manager has shared her reaction after the ex-footballer was cleared of sexual assault and found not guilty of assault by beating after he kissed 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.

    Mr Gascoigne has retweeted Katie Davies' post.

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  5. Gascoigne solicitor: Charge was 'tough'

    Fiona Trott

    BBC News

    Paul Gascoigne's solicitor has said the charge hanging over him was "tough".

    The 52-year-old has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman on a train and also found not guilty of assault by beating.

    Reading a statement outside Teesside Crown Court, Imogen Cox said Mr Gascoigne was glad it was over so he could get on with his life.

    Paul Gascoigne with his solicitor outside court
  6. Gascoigne thanks his dentist

    Press Association

    Paul Gascoigne has thanked the jury, the judge and his dentist - after he was found not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman on a train and also not guilty of assault by beating

    The ex-footballer - seen below leaving court - had said earlier in the trial any impression he had been slurring his words was because he did not have his false teeth in when he was on the train.

    The former midfielder took the teeth out during his evidence and demonstrated how different his voice sounded without them in.

    Paul Gascoigne leaving Teesside Crown Court
  7. BreakingPaul Gascoigne not guilty of assault by beating

    Peter Harris

    BBC Look North

    Paul Gascoigne has been found not guilty of assault by beating.

    The 52-year-old former England footballer was also cleared of a sexual assault earlier today.

    More to follow.

  8. Paul Gascoigne train kiss trial verdict so far

    Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been on trial this week after kissing a woman on board a train from York to Newcastle in August 2018.

    • The jury reached a verdict that he was not guilty of sexual assault
    • Before the jury was sent out on Wednesday, Judge Peter Armstrong told them if they all agreed the defendant was not guilty of sexual assault, they could consider a lesser offence of assault by beating
    • The jury continues deliberating from 14:00 on that charge
    • The judge said "assault by beating" is committed if the defendant "intentionally applies unlawful force to another who does not consent to it"
    Paul Gascoigne
  9. Paul Gascoigne told court kiss was 'to boost confidence'

    Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne had told his trial he gave a woman on a train a "peck on the lips" to "boost her confidence" after he heard a male passenger call her overweight.

    Michelle Heeley QC, defending, said the former player had been "naive" in kissing the woman, but that it had not been a sexual act.

    Prosecutor William Mousley had told the court that Mr Gascoigne had "lied, and lied, and lied" during the trial, which heard he had been drunk on board the train.

    The 52-year-old has been cleared of sexual assault.

    The jury is due to begin deliberating again at 14:00 on a lesser charge of assault by beating.

    Judge Peter Armstrong told the jury that is committed if the defendant "intentionally applies unlawful force to another who does not consent to it".

  10. Judge to accept majority verdict on assault charge

    Press Association

    The jury in the Paul Gascoigne trial will continue deliberating at 14:00 on the alternative charge of assault by beating.

    Judge Peter Armstrong told the jury he will accept a majority verdict on this count.

    The ex-England footballer was cleared of sexual assault earlier after kissing a woman on a train from York to Newcastle.

    Mr Gascoigne denied the charge and told Teesside Crown Court that he kissed the woman to boost her confidence after he claimed he heard someone call her fat.

    The former Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Rangers, Middlesbrough and Everton midfielder wept in the dock as the not-guilty verdict was delivered.

    As he left court, Mr Gascoigne wiped his eye with a tissue and hugged his agent.

    Paul Gascoigne at Teesside Crown Court
  11. Verdict expected later as case breaks for lunch

    Peter Harris

    BBC Look North

    The Paul Gascoigne case has now broken for lunch.

    No further verdict is expected before 14.00.

    The former England footballer has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman on a train in August 2018.

    The jury is still considering a lesser charge of assault by beating.

  12. Jury resumes deliberations

    Peter Harris

    BBC Look North

    The jury at Teesside Crown Court has continued its deliberations after clearing former England footballer Paul Gascoigne of sexual assault.

    Mr Gascoigne had been accused of “forcefully” kissing a woman on a train in August of last year.

    The jury is now considering an alternative count of assault by beating.

    Paul Gascoigne at Teesside Crown Court
  13. Gascoigne 'weeping' as not guilty verdict delivered

    Fiona Trott

    BBC News

    Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne appeared to be weeping as a jury found him not guilty of sexual assault.

    Shouts of "yes" were heard from public gallery.

    The jury is still deliberating on a lesser charge of assault by beating.

    The 52-year-old had denied "forcefullly and sloppily" kissing a woman on a service from York to Newcastle in August 2018.

  14. BreakingPaul Gascoigne not guilty of sexual assault

    Peter Harris

    BBC Look North

    Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been found not guilty of sexual assault.

    The 52-year-old was accused of "forcefully and sloppily" kissing a woman on a service from York to Newcastle in August 2018.

    The jury at Teesside Crown Court is now considering an alternative count of assault by beating