Darron Gibson leaves Sunderland by mutual consent

Darron Gibson Credit: PA

Darron Gibson has left Sunderland football club by mutual consent.

The announcement comes two weeks after the Midfielder was charged with drink driving after a crash involving four parked cars in Fulwell.

Gibson is due to appear in court on 17 April.

The 30-year-old has not played since New Years Day due to injury.

His contract was due to expire at the end of the season.

Gibson made 30 appearances for the Black Cats following his move from Everton in January last year.

Sunderland suspended Gibson with immediate effect on March, 17.

The club said it had undertaken "a full investigation into the matter".

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain said: "We expect the highest standard of behaviour from our players and should any individual fall short of those standards then robust action must be taken."

Gibson had not played for Sunderland since New Year's Day.