Gascoigne bankruptcy case adjourned

Former England and Newcastle United football star Paul Gascoigne has been given another chance to fight off a move to make him bankrupt.

Former England and Newcastle United football star Paul Gascoigne has been given another chance to fight off a move to make him bankrupt.

The case against Gascoigne, who owes the taxman £32,000 (€36,392), was adjourned for a further two weeks at a brief hearing at the High Court in London.

Wednesday's proceedings followed a hearing in February when Deputy Registrar Clive Jones agreed to adjourn a petition for bankruptcy for six weeks - until Wednesday - to give the 43-year-old the chance to pay.

On Wednesday another registrar heard that a proposal has now been put forward by Gascoigne which would enable him to pay off the full debt to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs within a structured timescale.

If his proposal is accepted it would have the effect of "staying" bankruptcy proceedings against him.

Mr Registrar Jaques adjourned the case until April 13.

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