England footballer Adam Johnson arrested over allegations of sex with a schoolgirl


02/03/2015  File Pic of Footballer Adam Johnson arrested today  File pic Dated: 21/12/2014 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE NEWCASTLE UNITED v SUNDERLAND AT ST JAMES' PARK GOAL ... Adam Johnson celebrates after scoring a late winning goal to secure a 1-0 victory for Sunderland in the Tyne Wear derby Adam Johnson was arrested at his home today, Durham Police confirmed (Picture: North News)

England footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested over allegations that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl.

The Sunderland winger was picked up at his home at 9.15am by police where they discovered a gun in the house, according to The Sun.

It was alleged that the gun was loaded, according to the paper, but legally owned.

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A spokesman for Durham Police said: ‘A 27-year-old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

‘He remains in police custody and is helping officers with their inquiries.’

A neighbour told the paper: ‘I haven’t seen the [him] all day. I just assumed there had been a burglary.

‘As far as I know he lives there with his girlfriend.’

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