Gascoigne back in rehab following cocaine arrest

Monday, October 25, 2010

LONDON - Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne is back in a rehabilitation center following his arrest for drugs offences.

Gascoigne had spent a night in police custody last week on suspicion of possessing a class A substance.

According to the Sun, the 43-year-old was brought to Providence Projects clinic in Boscombe by friends in a bid to stop him from drinking.

“Gazza’s not in a good way. He keeps giving in to the same temptations and he needs help once again,” the tabloid quoted a source, as saying.This is happening time and time again and it’s difficult to see how he will ever break out of this destructive pattern of behaviour,” the source added.

Gazza was earlier warned that he faces being jailed after admitting charges of drunk driving at a short hearing at the Newcastle Magistrates’ Court

District Judge Stephen Earl was told that Gascoigne had 142mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath when he was stopped in Jesmond, Newcastle, on October 8 at 2:45pm. The legal limit is 35mg.

He had earlier booked himself into the same 600 pounds-a-week center after he tried to take chicken and beer to gunman Raoul Moat in Rothbury. (ANI)

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