Dalian Atkinson’s head was kicked like a football by police officer, murder trial told

PC Benjamin Monk also alleged to have used Taser weapon on former Aston Villa player for six times longer than guideline limit

A police officer murdered the former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson, first shooting him with a Taser stun gun for 33 seconds, then kicking him in the head as though striking a football, causing his head to snap back violently, a jury heard on Tuesday.

PC Benjamin Monk denies murder and manslaughter following the incident on 15 August 2016 in Telford, Shropshire, which began at the home of Atkinson’s father.

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