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28th Dec 2016

Paul Gascoigne in hospital after alleged hotel altercation

The incident is said to have taken place on Tuesday evening

Simon Lloyd

Former England international footballer Paul Gascoigne is reportedly being treated for a head wound in hospital after an alleged altercation at a hotel.

The 49-year-old is said to have been taken away from the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, east London by paramedics on Tuesday evening.

Witness Alvin Carpio sent several tweets about the incident, and is quoted by ITV as saying that Gascoigne appeared “very drunk”.

Despite the presence of the police, it has since been confirmed by the former footballer’s spokesman that the troubled star was not arrested.

“He hasn’t been arrested,” Terry Baker told the Daily Mirror. “He’s about to be released and sent home.”

A spokeswoman for Scotland Yard also confirmed this, adding that he had been taken to hospital for treatment.

“The man has been taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.”

No arrests were made following the alleged altercation although the spokeswoman added that investigations were continuing.