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Sunderland's Adam Johnson 'arrested on suspicion of having sex with a teenager'

The club is reported to have suspended the player.

Image: Joe Giddens

ADAM JOHNSON IS currently being questioned by police on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to British media.

Police in Durham issued a statement to say a 27-year-old man was arrested and remains in police custody, “helping officers with their enquiries”.

This morning, The Sun newspaper reported that a Premier League footballer was detained on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

He has since been named as Sunderland’s Johnson. Sky Sports News is now reporting the club has suspended him, pending the outcome of the police investigation.

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