Gazza slammed in UK court

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, Last Updated: 11:26 AM ET

Former England soccer star Paul Gascoigne was reprimanded by a magistrate on Wednesday after laughing during a court hearing.

The troubled sportsman was arrested by police in February, along with his friend Michael Harvey, on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a vehicle.

Just a day later, the pair was arrested by cops once again for a public order offence in Darlington, north England.

Gascoigne denies a charge of being four times over the legal limit and appeared at Northallerton Magistrates' Court in North Yorkshire, England on Wednesday -- but the star's behaviour at the hearing left bench chairman Nigel Tapley far from impressed.

He slammed Gascoigne for giggling as charges were read out, telling him: "These are very serious matters Mr Gascoigne -- very serious."

The case has been adjourned until next month.

Gascoigne is already facing jail over his arrest for driving under the influence in October.


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