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​Ex-Sunderland and England winger Johnson released from prison

The father of former England footballer Adam Johnson said it was good to have his son home after his release from prison.

The former Middlesbrough, Manchester City and Sunderland star was jailed for six years in 2016 for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.

Johnson's father Dave spoke to reporters outside his 31-year-old son's house in Castle Eden, County Durham.

The Ministry of Justice said it did not comment on prisoner releases.

Mr Johnson said his son might make a statement later and asked reporters to leave the home's gated entrance.

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