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Gazza released from hospital

The former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been released from hospital after being sectioned for a second time under the Mental Health Act.

Gascoigne was sectioned yesterday after approaching a member of the public in an agitated state in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

"The man is no longer sectioned," said a spokeswoman for Hertfordshire police.

"Police believe he is no longer in hospital care."

A Hertfordshire force spokesman said: "Police were called just after 12.30pm on Sunday following a report that a 42-year-old man had approached a member of the public who was unknown to him, appearing unwell and in an agitated state in Hemel Hempstead.

"Officers arrived and accompanied the man to hospital so he could be checked over.

"He was sectioned under the Mental Health Act."

The troubled ex-footballer was previously sectioned under the Act in February.

Under the Mental Health Act, a person can be detained for a maximum of 72 hours until they can be examined by a doctor and treated by a social worker.

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