Gazza in car accident

It is understood that Gazza was one of three people taken to hospital following the crash on Sunday evening.

“For reasons yet to be established, the car left the road and collided with a lamppost,” a Northumbria Police spokesman said.

“A female driver and two male passengers were taken to hospital with injuries which were not described as life-threatening.

“A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and bailed pending further inquiries.

“The condition of the two men in hospital has been described as serious but not life-threatening. The woman has been discharged.”