BREAKING: Police Make Arrest In Manslaughter Case Linked to Death of Ice Hockey Player Adam Johnson

Published November 14, 2023 at 11:53

An official arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation into the death of Adam Johnson.

Arrest Confirmed in Adam Johnson's Death Investigation


The hockey community has been deeply affected by the passing of Adam Johnson in recent weeks. Following this tragedy, UK police launched an investigation, and now, they have officially apprehended a suspect.

Police investigating the death of former NHL player Adam Johnson have reportedly arrested a man «on suspicion of manslaughter.»

Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after death of Nottingham Panthers ice hockey player Adam Johnson

BREAKING — British Police have arrested Hockey player Matt Petgrave and charged with him with manslaughter in death of Adam Johnson — developing

An important thread about the Matt Petgrave situation from Doctor Silverwood

Doctor Victoria Silverwood shares some important information about the situation :

I'm a criminologist with 16 years experience researching violence in sport, specifically in ice hockey (PhD, 2016).

I understand the confusion that a lot of hockey players and fans are experiencing at the moment. I teach modules on sports criminology & on homicide.

While it is not necessary, it is common practice that a person whose actions lead to an unexpected death may be arrested in order for information to be gathered about an event and potentially for restrictions to be put in place (including residing in the country) while investigations are carried out.

As with all unexpected deaths, this matter has been passed to the coroner who will fully investigate the case and pass judgement on evidence

This process can take months or even years to fully investigate.
Importantly. An arrest does not equal guilt. Even a criminal charge does not equal guilt.

We need to let the legal system run its course and avoid speculating on sensationalised accounts.

Updates will follow.

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BREAKING: Police Make Arrest In Manslaughter Case Linked to Death of Ice Hockey Player Adam Johnson

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