Paul Gascoigne has been arrested for an alleged assault.

The troubled ex-footballer was reportedly taken into custody by officers following an incident at a train station in Stevenage in Hertfordshire.

The Mirror reports that he allegedly grabbed a security guard by the throat and then grabbed the arm of ex-wife Sheryl as she tried to stop the fight.

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A police spokesman said: "There are two allegations of common assault. One was against a man who is a station security guard.

"The allegation there is the 46-year-old man grabbed the security guard around the neck and the other allegation is regarding a member of the public who arrived at the station while this was happening.

"The accusation is that he grabbed their arm."

The star was not charged but was reportedly held in a cell overnight for 12 hours.

Paul was rushed to hospital in February this year after a bad reaction to alcohol withdrawal, before completing a stint in a US rehab facility.

He previously told of how he thought he was going to die, telling The Sun: "I should be dead. The doctors said I would not make it.

"I was out cold for three days. I thought I was on my way out. I looked like a corpse. I was a total wreck.

"But I'm here, I have another chance - and I'm going to take it. It's got to inspire me never to let this happen again. I've come through that - death," he added.

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