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.’