BREAKING: Paedophile footballer Adam Johnson loses appeal to be freed from Doncaster jail

Adam Johnson.
Adam Johnson.

Discgraced footballer Adam Johnson has lost his appeal to be freed from a Doncaster jail.

The former Sunderland star, serving a six year sentence at HMP Moorland for sexual offences against a 15-year-old fan, has had his case rejected by the Court of Appeal this morning.

The Ex-England footballer had challenged his conviction for sexual activity with a schoolgirl.

The 29-year-old was jailed last March for sexually touching and grooming the supporter.

He was refused leave to appeal his conviction and sentence in July, but launched a second bid late last year.

A panel of three appeal judges turned down the former Sunderland player's latest bid.