Paul Gascoigne found not guilty of sexual assault on train
Former England international Paul Gascoigne has been found not guilty of sexual assault after kissing a woman on a train.
The 52-year-old has also been cleared of an alternative charge of assault by beating.
Gascoigne denied the charge of sexual assault at Teesside Crown Court and said he kissed the woman in order to boost her confidence.
The initial incident took place on a service from York to Newcastle in August 2018.
The court heard Gascoigne’s act had not been a sexual one, though he had been “naive” in kissing the woman.