Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been arrested after an alleged drunken assault at a railway station.

Gascoigne, 46, who left rehab in the United States earlier this year, was held after an incident in the county of Hertfordshire, England.

A Hertfordshire Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called to a report of a man allegedly being drunk and disorderly at Stevenage railway station at 10.30pm on Thursday July 4.

"Officers attended the location and arrested a 46-year-old male on suspicion of common assault and being drunk and disorderly."

The ex- Newcastle and Tottenham player was taken into custody but was not charged, police added.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Gascoigne was bailed after being held in a police cell for 12 hours overnight.

Earlier this year, Gascoigne said he wanted to "get back to reality" after the latest health scare in his battle with alcohol addiction.

He told ITV1's Daybreak in March: "I didn't ask to be an alcoholic, but I must admit I worked on it. I went to any lengths to get my drink, I'll go even further to stay sober."