A person has been arrested for manslaughter after the loss of life of a UK ice hockey participant

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A person was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter Tuesday in reference to the loss of life {of professional} ice hockey participant Adam Johnson, whose throat was reduce by a skate blade halfway by way of a sport.

Johnson (29 years previous) was taking part in for the Nottingham Panthers within the Champions Cup match towards the Sheffield Steelers on October 28 when he was injured. He died in hospital from a deadly neck harm.

His staff initially described the loss of life as a “freak accident.” Followers have been requested to depart the constructing on account of a medical emergency.

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson performs for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Columbus, Ohio, in 2017. Paul Vernon/AP File

Bex Horsfall, Detective Chief Superintendent for South Yorkshire, stated: “Our investigation started instantly after this tragedy and we have now carried out in depth investigations since then to piece collectively the occasions that led to Adam going lacking in these unprecedented circumstances.

Police stated the investigation is ongoing and the suspect, who has not been recognized, stays in custody.

Johnson was a Minnesota native who performed in 13 NHL video games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

After Johnson’s loss of life, the English Ice Hockey Affiliation, which governs the game underneath the Elite League, stated it will require all gamers in England to put on neck protectors beginning in 2024.

The Nottingham Panthers will play a match towards Manchester Storm on Saturday in reminiscence of Johnson.

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