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Ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson tasered and kicked by police officer, murder trial hears

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Get the inside track on the big stories from Manchester courts with our weekly newsletter Former footballer Dalian Atkinson was tasered three times and kicked at least twice to the head by an “angry” police officer, a murder trial jury has heard.

The jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told West Mercia Police Constable Benjamin Monk denies the murder and manslaughter of the 48-year-old former footballer, who played for Aston Villa, Man City, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday.

Opening the Crown’s case against the 42-year-old officer, who was charged after a three-year inquiry into Mr Atkinson’s death in 2016 in Telford, Shropshire, prosecution counsel Alexandra Healy alleged the ex-footballer was tasered for 33 seconds, more than six times

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