Paul Gascoigne

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Paul Gascoigne has beforehand protested his innocence on social media.

Former footballer Paul Gascoigne has appeared earlier than a crown court docket decide accused of sexually assaulting a girl by kissing her on a prepare.

The 51-year-old repeated his denial of a cost of sexual assault by touching.

The ex-England midfielder was arrested at Durham station in August after an alleged incident on a prepare from York to Durham.

He elected to be tried by a jury and can stand trial at Teesside Crown Court docket in October.

Requested for his nationality in court docket he replied: “England, Protestant.”

Mr Gascoigne, who performed for Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio and Rangers, has beforehand protested his innocence on social media.

The retired midfielder, who shot to worldwide fame throughout the 1990 World Cup, was given unconditional bail.