March 4, 2024

Bail extended in case of hockey player’s death

A man detained on suspicion of murder after the death of American ice hockey player Adam Johnson has had his bail extended, according to authorities in SHEFFIELD, England.

Johnson passed away on October 28 after a skate blade cut his throat while he was playing in England.

In the Elite Ice Hockey League, he was competing for the Nottingham Panthers against Sheffield Steelers.

The 29-year-old American passed away in the hospital after playing in 13 NHL matches in 2019 and 2020 for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The news of Johnson’s passing shocked the ice hockey community, particularly since thousands of people watched the tragedy at the Sheffield arena.

In November, a man was detained on conviction of murder and later released by South Yorkshire Police.

A man was detained on November 14 on suspicion of murder and afterwards bailed, the police said in a speech on Friday. He has been re-bailed as of today until April 25, 2024.