The judge in the trial of the former footballer Paul Gascoigne, who’s charged with sexual assault, is summing up the case at Teesside Crown Court.
The 52-year-old is accused of kissing a woman in a forceful and drunken way on board a train in August last year.
Judge Peter Armstrong has told the jury if they find the defendant guilty of sexual assault, they should return a verdict of guilty, but if they are all agreed he is not guilty of sexual assault, they may consider an alternative lesser offence of ‘assault by beating’ which involves unlawful force.
Previously, the court heard the former footballer say a passenger was being offensive about the complainant’s weight and so he gave her "a little peck", as a confidence boost.
He insisted the act wasn’t sexual.
Mr Gascoigne denies the charge. The trial continues.