Tragic: Former Aston Villa Striker Dalian Atkinson Dies Aged 48 After Being Tasered By Police

Chris Wright

15th, August 2016

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Terrible news is reaching Pies this morning that Dalian Atkinson has died after being shot by a police taser.

West Mercia Police have confirmed that a 48-year-old man was killed in Telford after a taser was used on him at an address in the West Midlands.

West Mercia Police can confirm that officers responded to a report for the concern for the safety of an individual at approximately 1.30am this morning at an address in Telford.

Upon arrival, taser was deployed and a 48-year-old man, who subsequently received medical attention, was pronounced dead at approximately 3am.

West Mercia Police are unable to comment any further as the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as is normal procedure, and will assist the IPCC with their inquiries.

The man, who suffered a cardiac arrest after receiving medical treatment, has since been named as former Aston Villa striker Atkinson, who scored 38 goals in 114 appearances for the club.

Good grief. So shocking. We really don’t know what to say other than RIP.

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  1. adhikapp says:

    But how? Thought tasers were designed to not kill people as a safer alternative to guns. RIP.

  2. syndex says:

    That is insane, killed by police in telford its just surreal

  3. Paul says:

    A taser is still a fairly dangerous weapon, it’s not particularly normal to have electrical volts shooting up and down your body, and even more so if there is an underlying health condition. Obviously no one knows the full story and the officers did it so they wouldn’t put themselves in harms way, but it’s crazy that in this day and age police officers have accidentally murdered a man. RIP

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