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The former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has today been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on a train,

It is alleged that Gascoigne aged 51 cimmitted the offence on the train service from York to Durham on August 20th the British Transport Police confirmed.

Gascoigne was arrested for and later charged with one count of sexual assault by touching.

“A man is due to appear in court next month charged in connection with the sexual assault of a woman on board a train from York to Durham,” a spokesman for the force said.

“Paul Gascoigne was charged via postal requisition with one count of sexual assault by touching, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

“The charge relates to an incident on board a train on August 20 this year.”