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Former Aston Villa Star Dalian Atkinson Killed After Being Tasered by Police

Former Aston Villa player Dalian Atkinson has been named as the 48-year-old man who died in Telford after being tasered by police.

Officers from West Mercia Police were called to a scene at around 1:30am this morning after calls from people concerned about the safety of Atkinson.

A Taser was used and Atkinson, who subsequently received medical attention, and was pronounced dead at approximately 3am. He apparently died around 90 minutes after receiving medical treatment.

Atkinson is probably most often remembered for his magnificent solo goal against Wimbledon in a 3-2 away win on 3 October 1992, which won a BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Season competition for the 1992-93 season, the first season of the new FA Premier League, when Villa finished runners-up.

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