Former England great Paul Gascoigne, who was born and bred in Gateshead, just south of Newcastle across the River Tyne, was arrested last night on drug charges.
Paul Gascoigne – in trouble with drugs again
The 43-year-old was held in jail overnight on suspicion of possessing a class A substance.
It’s not been a good week for the former Newcastle United player, as earlier in the week, Gascoigne had been warned that he could be could face jail time of he didn’t get his drinking under control, after he had been jailed after admitting a charge of drunk driving in front of Newcastle Magistrates.
A spokesperson for Northumbria Police issued this statement today:
“At shortly after 5.30pm on Thursday, police attended a property in North Tyneside,” “A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug.”
“A second man, aged 43, was later arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs.” “Both men are still in custody and inquiries are ongoing.”
Gascoigne has made it a very tough life for himself since he retired from playing football, and Paul has suffered from many mental health problems, and was already due back in court on November 3rd for sentencing, even before this latest offense.
Life can be tough, there’s no doubt about that, but we still hope that somehow Paul can get his life under control, and we would have hoped the Newcastle club could bring him into the fold somehow, as perhaps a coach for the great youngsters we currently have on Tyneside.
That’s one thing Paul would be very good at, and he could use his vast experience in football for the good of the youngsters at Newcastle, and the daily schedule would surely help him get his life back in order.
He would also have the respect of the players at Newcastle, because he is one of the greatest players ever born and bred in the local area, and that’s saying something.
What do you think about this?