Adam Johnson arrested
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.
Johnson remains in custody and is helping police with their enquiries and Durham Constabulary have issued a brief statement.
"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 enquiries."
Sunderland have suspended Johnson pending the outcome of the investigation.
A club statement said: "Sunderland AFC has confirmed 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."
Sunderland will therefore be without Johnson for Tuesday's Premier League trip to Hull City.
According to The *** the England international, who became a father for the first time in early January, was arrested at his £1.85million mansion on Monday morning.
Three unmarked cars, a police van, plain clothes officers and crime scene investigators were reportedly at the player's home.
A neighbour told The ***: 'All the main activity was between 9.15am and 9.35am. Three undercover cars and a scenes of crime van arrived.
'As far as I know he lives there with his girlfriend.'
Johnson, 27, who scored the winning goal in this season's Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle at St James Park, joined Sunderland from Manchester City for £10m in August 2012.
He made his full England debut against Hungary in 2010 and has 12 caps, scoring two goals.