Former England international Paul Gascoigne has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after being arrested in Newcastle.
Gascoigne has suffered problems in recent years having battled against alcohol-related and drug problems as he struggled to come to terms with life without football.
The latest incident occurred at hotel in Gateshead on Wednesday evening when Northumbria police responded to a concerned call.
A statement released by the police said:
“Police attended the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead yesterday evening after we received a report of concern for a 40-year-old who was staying at the hotel.
“The man was detained under the Mental Health Act and no-one was injured during the incident.”