Adam Johnson will be on suicide watch as he marks end of first year behind bars for sexually abusing teenager

Jailed footballer Adam Johnson will mark his first year behind bars on suicide watch.

The shamed ex England star was locked-up for six years in March last year.

And as the one year anniversary of his sentencing approaches, prison officers will be making extra checks on his well-being.

Trusted inmates known as “listeners” on his wing will also engage the former Sunderland winger to make sure coping.

A source said: “The first year in prison is always a trying time and a trigger point for lots of emotions, especially for someone facing a long sentence.


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