Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter of hockey player Adam Johnson in throat slash death
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A man has been arrested following the death of ice hockey player Adam Johnson.
The Nottingham Panthers player suffered a horrific injury to his throat during a game with Sheffield Steelers last month.
Sadly, the 29-year-old died as a result, and the police launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shocking incident.
A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Detectives have today (Tuesday 14 November) arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter. He remains in police custody at this time.
"On Saturday 28 October, Adam, aged 29, was seriously injured during a game between Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers and was sadly later pronounced deceased in hospital.
"A post-mortem examination confirmed he died as a result of a fatal neck injury.”
The person arrested has not been named.
Detective Chief Superintendent Becs Horsfall added: "Our investigation launched immediately following this tragedy and we have been carrying out extensive enquiries ever since to piece together the events which led to the loss of Adam in these unprecedented circumstances.
"We have been speaking to highly specialised experts in their field to assist in our enquiries and continue to work closely with the health and safety department at Sheffield City Council, which is supporting our ongoing investigation.
"Adam's death has sent shockwaves through many communities, from our local residents here in Sheffield to ice hockey fans across the world.
"We know these communities will expect us to handle this investigation with the same professionalism, fairness and sensitivity as any other and request that members of the public refrain from comment and speculation which could hinder this process. Our thoughts remain with all affected by this devastating incident as enquiries continue."
There was a private ceremony for Johnson earlier this month, according to the Daily Mail.
Writing on Instagram, his fiancée Ryan Wolfe said: "Rest in peace my sweet boy. We love you so much."
The obituary for the young, talented ice hockey player described him as 'thoughtful, patient and genuinely authentic'.
It touched on the love he had for his 'fiancée, family, and friends' and how his 'loving and quiet demeanor will be eternally missed'.
"He enjoyed yard work, fishing, golfing with buddies, playing in the Iron Ice hockey tournament, projects around the house, reading, following the stock market and listening to his favorite music," the obituary said.
"Adam especially enjoyed his quiet coffee time with his fiancee Ryan, dreaming about their future, and taking in the mornings together.
"Adam loved to live a slower life and took pleasure in the small, everyday things."