Paul Gascoigne pleads guilty to harassing ex-girlfriend

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) Former England player Paul Gascoigne has pleaded guilty to harassing his former girlfriend and assaulting a photographer.

The 48-year-old former midfielder entered guilty pleas to the charges at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court. Gascoigne also posted a series of abusive Twitter messages about former girlfriend Amanda Thomas.

Once one of England's most talented players, Gascoigne has faced alcohol and mental health problems in recent years.