Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has pleaded guilty to common assault and one count of being drunk and disorderly following an incident at a Stevenage train station.

Gascoigne, 46, who was admitted to a rehab centre in Arizona in March after slipping into an alcohol-induced coma, pleaded guilty to the charges when he appeared at Stevenage Magistrates Court.

He appeared at the court accused of assaulting his ex-wife Sheryl and railway guard Jack Sherrington. The charge against his former wife was withdrawn.

Gascoigne was fined £1,245, including £100 compensation to Sherrington, after pleading guilty.

The rail worker was not injured durng the attack, but it is believed the former footballer grabbed his throat after attempting to get Gascoigne to sit in a wheelchair because he was drunk and unstable.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United star was arrested after officers were called to the incident on 4 July.

Gascoigne's solicitor Gavin Harris said he now wants privacy so he could continue with his treatment against alcohol addiction.

The 46-year-old also wanted to publicly apologise for his actions.

Gascoigne, who won 57 caps for England, recently told of how doctors feared he was going to die after slipping into a drink-induced coma following a well-publicised relapse.

The incident at Stevenage occured three weeks after he returned from the US following his stint in rehab.