Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Johnson Quizzed in Sex Probe; Player Suspended Pending Inquiry

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Johnson Quizzed in Sex Probe; Player Suspended Pending Inquiry

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Byline: Dominic Shaw Reporter dominic.shaw@trinitymirror.com

FORMER Boro winger Adam Johnson was arrested yesterday on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.

e 27-year-old, who has been capped 12 times by England, burst through the Academy ranks at Boro before moving to Manchester City following the club's relegation in 2009.

He later moved back to the area when he signed for Sunderland.

A Durham Police spokesman yesterday 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 ocers with their inquiries."

" A statement from his current club said: "Sunderland AFC has co"rmed that Adam Johnson has been suspended from the club, pending the outcome of a police investigation. No further comment will be made at the present time."

Johnson played for Cleveland Juniors Football Club as a youngster and attended Easington Community Science College, in East Durham. …

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