England footballer Adam Johnson in court on 'child sex' charges


England footballer Adam Johnson is due to go on trial accused of child sex charges.

The 28-year-old Sunderland winger is set to appear at Bradford Crown Court later this morning following allegations of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

The footballer, who has earned 12 caps for his country, has previously denied three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming.

The defendant, from Castle Eden, County Durham, had his case moved from Durham.

Born in Sunderland, he began his career at Middlesbrough before moving to Manchester City and then to Sunderland for £10 million in 2012.