England footballer Adam Johnson was “a little bit shaky” after he was arrested at his home following allegations made by a 15-year-old girl, the arresting officer has told a jury.
Detective Constable Kimberley Walton, of Durham Police, said she took the footballer to a games room in his home in Castle Eden, County Durham, to arrest him, leaving his partner, Stacey Flounders, sitting on the stairs.
She agreed that after his arrest, Johnson said the teenager’s name and added: “I just gave her a couple of shirts.”
The officer told the jury: “At the time of the caution and arrest of Adam Johnson he was stood by a bar area. He had to hold on to it and he became a little bit shaky.”
The officer said the footballer then asked if he could see Miss Flounders.
Det Con Walton agreed that Johnson‘s partner said to him: “Who is she?”
The officer also agreed that he replied: “It’s (the girl’s name). I just gave her a couple of shirts.”
The court heard that Miss Flounders said: “How old is she?”
And Johnson replied: “Well, she said she was 16.”
The officer told the jury how the player was allowed to get changed before he was taken to a police station.
Det Con Walton said she first became aware of the allegations when the girl and her mother came into a County Durham police station to ask for advice.
She said that before he got changed and was driven away from his home, Johnson cuddled Miss Flounders.
She added: “He gave her a cuddle and I’m not sure if anything else was said.”