Premier League star arrested

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND, UK (DECEMBER 21, 2014) (REUTERS) – Sunderland and England midfielder Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with an under-age girl, the BBC reported on Monday (March 2).

“A 27-year-old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16,” Durham Police said in a statement that did not give a name.

“He remains in police custody and is helping officers with their enquiries.”

British media said Sunderland had suspended Johnson, who has won 12 England caps, while police investigations were ongoing.