Inquest into death of Radiohead roadie delayed

By Antony Clay | 15/02/2018

Inquest into death of Radiohead roadie delayed
Scott Johnson

DELAYS in legal proceedings in Canada have forced a coroner to once again adjourn the inquest into a former Radiohead roadie more than five years after his death.

Scott Johnson (33), of Hickleton, died when part of a stage fell on him while he was carrying out his duties as a drum technician for Radiohead on June 16, 2012, at Downsview Park in Toronto.

Radiohead, Keane and Sir Elton John all paid tribute to Scott, a former pupil at Brinsworth Comprehensive School, after his death.

The Assistant Doncaster Coroner, Mr Mark Beresford, adjourned the inquest yesterday (14) at Doncaster Coroner’s Court due to delays in legal proceedings in Canada.

Criminal proceedings against a number of corporations in Canada had been on hold and the case was “stayed”.

Doncaster Coroner’s Court heard the coroners’ service in Toronto was now considering an inquest.

Mr Johnson’s case will next be heard at Doncaster Coroner’s Court on Friday, June 8.

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