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Paul Gascoigne Swaps London Bus For A White Van: Whose Laughing Now?

by | 3rd, November 2010

PAUL Gascoigne was at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court in North Yorkshire to answer a charge of drink driving – in a Ford Transit van while more than four times over the limit on February 7. After lots of legal chattering the case ran out of time.

The Bearsden Herald sums up a legal job well done:

[Stephen Andrews – Gazza’s brief] told magistrates he had only recently been instructed and he needed more time to prepare his case and call witnesses, saying some legal documents on the case were sent to Gascoigne’s old address in Jesmond.

But Mr Andrews application to adjourn was dismissed by the bench which accused Gascoigne of creating a delay, and magistrates heard there was not enough time left in the day to hear the case.

Job done.

And about that white van? Well, it’s just another story, isn’t it, a funny about the man about whom there are lots of stories.

What about the story in which Gazza was in London’s West End with Gary Lineker. The pair jumped onto a Routemaster bus travelling through Piccadilly Circus. Gazza asked the driver for a go at the wheel and then got him to drop the pair off at their destination. It’s an undeniably brilliant story.

But what happened next? Well, Lineker’s now the face of sport on the BBC. And Gazza’s the subject of a new story about a trip in a white van.

Anyone laughing?


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Former England football star Paul Gascoigne leaves Northallerton Magistrates' Court in North Yorkshire, with solicitor Stephen Andrews (left) and an unidentified man, where he is accused of drink driving.

Posted: 3rd, November 2010 | In: Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink