The former England player admitted sending abusive texts and tweets to his ex-girlfriend Amanda Thomas over a two week period in March (15) during an appearance at Bournemouth Magistrate's Court in England.

Gascoigne also pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by beating relating to an altercation with photographer Andy Stone in March this year (15).

The sportsman, who has battled an alcohol addiction for many years, also admitted damaging Stone's $320 (£200) glasses.

He was originally charged with two counts of harassment earlier this month (Oct15). Gascoigne is due to be sentenced at a later date.