A former Aston Villa footballer, Dalian Atkinson has died after being shot with a police taser on Monday morning. Although he received medical treatment, the 48-year old died an hour and thirty minutes later. Police say they were responding to a call regarding the safety of an individual.
According to a statement from the Police; “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,” the force said in a statement.
“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.”