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Aston Villa’s Dalian Atkinson passes away, aged 48

Dalian Atkinson of Aston Villa

It is today being reported that former Aston Villa star, Dalian Atkinson has passed away following an altercation with police involving a taser. The below is from the Shropshire Star.

"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."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called by West Mercia Police to an address in Meadow Close in the Trench area of Telford at about 1.45am this morning.

“An ambulance was dispatched and upon arrival found a man who had been ‘tasered’

“As he was being conveyed to Princess Royal Hospital, his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest.

“Despite the efforts of the crew and hospital staff, it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead at hospital, shortly after arrival.”

Honestly not sure what to say, and will keep my mouth shut until more information is revealed, but I hope Dalian is resting peacefully.