Paul Gascoigne has been given a suspended prison sentence for drink-driving.

The former England midfielder was stopped by police in Newcastle on October 8 after being more than four times over the legal alcohol limit.

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The 43-year-old was given an eight-week sentence, suspended for a year, and banned from driving for three years.

Gazza, who used to play football for Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio, Rangers, Everton and Midddlesbrough, has already started a 12-week anti-drink programme in Dorset, the court heard.

The former footballer also attends Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. 

Gascoigne’s solicitor Stephen Andrews said: “The talk now is of an extensive and elongated period of support while not actually under the roof of the Providence Project, but certainly within easy reach, given the continued support they would propose to offer.

“Previously, it has been on his terms. He’s gone in, he has used it as he saw fit and of course relapsed because he has not done the full programme.

“This time it has been on their terms.”

The judge told Gascoigne that if he re-offended in the next year, he would go to jail.

Gascoigne is also due to be tried on a separate charge of drinking and driving while more than four times the legal limit on February 7 at Leeming Bar, in North Yorkshire, which he denies.

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