Signed Sunderland shirts, secret messages and car park meetings: Today at Adam Johnson's trial

Follow the Adam Johnson trial live
Follow the Adam Johnson trial live

The trial of sacked Sunderland winger Adam Johnson started today - and we covered the opening live.

Click here to find out how things unfolded in Bradford Crown Court , including messages sent between the alleged victim and the former England international.

The 28-year-old footballer, of Castle Eden, County Durham, stands accused of two counts of sexual activity with a child. He has admitted an offence of meeting a child following sexual grooming and an offence of sexual activity with a child.

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