Ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson died after being tasered by police and kicked, court hears | ITV News

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Published on 4 May 2021, 21:41
Ex-Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson died after he was tasered by police for 33 seconds, more than six times the normal duration, a jury has heard.

Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court also heard how the football star was also kicked twice in the head before he died.

It's as the trial of two police officers from the West Mercia Police force began, following a three-year inquiry into the 48-year-old's death.

Atkinson died in August 2016 in Shropshire after officers were called to reports of a disturbance on Meadow Close in Telford.

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