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Footballer Adam Johnson bailed after underage sex claim

Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been bailed after earlier being arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16.

A police officer came out of Peterlee station and told reporters that Johnson had been bailed and was no longer there.

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Sunderland AFC confirmed it had suspended Johnson pending the outcome of the police investigation.

Johnson had been due to travel with the rest of the squad to Humberside this afternoon for tomorrow night's Barclays Premier League fixture at Hull.

He has now been bailed to return to Peterlee Police Station at a later date.

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Tory councillor suspended over financial allegations

Cllr Andrew Sherris. Credit: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

A conservative councillor in the North East has been suspended by members of the same council because of allegations of 'financial irregularities'.

Cllr Andrew Sherris remains a councillor for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, where he represents the Yarm ward.

Ben Houchen, the Chairman of Stockton Conservative Association and Leader of the Conservative Group on Stockton Borough Council, has today suspended Cllr Sherris from the authority's Conservative Group.

In a statement, he said this was pending an investigation into a number of concerns raised about financial irregularities and other recent behaviour.

I have today suspended Cllr Sherris from the Conservative Group pending investigation. Should it be found that these concerns have a basis in fact, they demonstrate behaviour below the standard expected of an elected Conservative councillor and we would not be acting in the best interests of residents not to take action. I am unable to comment further at this point due to the ongoing investigation.”

– Cllr Ben Houchen, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Shearer statue finally to be completed and erected

Shearer statue model, created by Tom Maley Credit: ITV News

It looks as though a statue of Alan Shearer is finally to be erected somewhere in Newcastle.

That is according to Newcastle United's former chairman Freddy Shepherd, although, who originally commissioned the sculpture eight years ago.

Although he isn't quite sure where yet it will be erected.

See what Freddy Shepherd says here:

Shearer in classic goal-scoring pose Credit: PA

Shearer scored 206 goals for the club during a 10-year career on Tyneside.

The Northumberland artist, Tom Maley, who was initially commissioned eight years ago, will now complete the 9’6“ statue, which will take four months to cast, with Shepherd’s family business, Shepherd Offshore, covering the cost.

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Sunderland suspends Johnson pending police probe

Sunderland AFC have announced that midfielder Adam Johnson has been suspended by the club pending the outcome of a police investigation.

He is being questioned by detectives about allegations of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16.

The England international remains in custody after his arrest and Durham Policey said he continues to help them with their inquiries.

Born in Sunderland, the winger has represented his country 12 times and also played for Middlesbrough and Manchester City.

Sunderland's Adam Johnson arrested over under-age sex claim

Adam Johnson. Credit: PA

Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16, sources said.

Durham Police have released 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.'

Ant & Dec's Supercomputer heading for Gateshead

Ant & Dec with their Supercomputer.

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is back for another exciting series, and on the 8th March 2015 the SUPERCOMPUTER is coming to Gateshead for the first time.

The Supercomputer is on the road looking for hidden talents and party tricks, and anyone can go along to see if they have what it takes.

Organisers say they want to see hopefuls dressed to impress when they display their hidden talents.

A lucky few will be in the running for a chance to win two tickets to New York - but they have to impress the computer first!.

Ant & Dec's Supercomputer wil be at the Metrocentre from 9am for the morning session and from 2pm for the afternoon session.

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