Former England midfielder, Paul Gascoigne, has been charged with committing sexual assault on board a train, the police said on Monday in London.
According to the British Transport Police, the alleged assault took place on a journey from York to Durham on 20 August.
Former Spurs, Newcastle United and Rangers playmaker Gazza, was arrested at Durham train station in northern England in August.
He was later released while police investigated the incident.
“Paul Gascoigne of Leicester was charged via postal requisition with one-count of sexual assault by touching,” British Transport Police said in a statement.
The 51-year-old denied the charge in a tweet on Monday, which was “liked” hundreds of times within minutes of being posted. He is due to appear in court on Dec. 11.
Gascoigne, who has spent several spells in rehab battling alcohol and drug addiction, played 57 times for the Three Lions between 1988 and 1998.
He made international headlines during the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, bursting into tears after receiving a yellow card in England’s semi-final defeat against West Germany.
The booking would have seen him suspended for the final if England had qualified.