Are you, like us, speechless?
In a bizarre twist Paul Gascoigne has arrived in Rothbury and revealed that he knows the gunman.
The footballer, who arrived with a can of lager, some chicken, a fishing rod and something to keep him warm, said he hoped the stand-off would end peacefully and referred to the gunman as “Moaty”.
He described the former nightclub bouncer, who is wanted for murder, as “a good lad”, adding: ” I just want to give him some therapy and say come on Moaty, its Gazza.
“He is alright – simply as that and I am willing to help him. I have come all the way from Newcastle to Rothbury to find him, have a chat with him.
“I guarantee, Moaty, he won’t shoot me. I am good friends with him. I knew him years ago when he was a bouncer in Newcastle.” (Northern Echo)
If you thought that the life of Paul Gascoigne couldn’t get any more confused and surreal then you may want to think again. One wonders just what possessed the former England hero to even get involved in this situation, let alone going as far as to drive to Rothbury in an attempt to end this siege with a can of lager, some chicken and a fishing rod?
You really couldn’t make this stuff up, no one would believe you if you did!