Taser victim thought to be footballer

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Dalian Atkinson is best remembered for his time with Aston Villa



A man who died after being shot with a Taser by police in Shropshire is believed to be former footballer Dalian Atkinson.
West Mercia Police said officers responded to a report of concern for the safety of a man at about 01:30 BST in the Trench area of Telford.
A Taser was used on the 48-year-old man and after receiving medical help, he was pronounced dead at about 03:00.
Mr Atkinson played for Aston Villa, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday.
During a 16-year career, he also played for Real Sociedad and Fenerbahce, winning one cap for England B.
His is best remembered for scoring the Match of the Day goal of...
 

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