UPDATE: Stevenage assault victim accepts Paul Gascoigne’s apology

Paul Gascoigne arrives at Stevenage Magistrates' Court, where he pleaded guilty to assault

Paul Gascoigne arrives at Stevenage Magistrates' Court, where he pleaded guilty to assault - Credit: Archant

A STEVENAGE train guard who was assaulted by Paul Gascoigne has said today (Monday) that he accepts the ex-footballer’s apology.

This morning Gascoigne pleaded guilty to assaulting Jack Sherrington while he was on duty at Stevenage Railway Station on the evening of July 4.

In a statement released through the British Transport Police, Mr Sherrington, who is 23 and from Peterborough, said: “I am grateful for and welcome Mr Gascoigne’s decision to plead guilty today. I am told that since the incident he has offered his apologies for his behaviour, and I fully accept them.

“In differing ways this has not been easy for either of us and I sincerely hope he gets the help that he needs in the future.

“With the conclusion of the case, and Mr Gascoigne’s sentencing, I now consider this matter closed. I will not be conducting any interviews at this time and ask for my privacy in this regards to be respected.”

Gascoigne, 46, also admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place and was ordered by Stevenage magistrates to pay a total of £1,245.

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