Former City Player Dalian Atkinson Dies After Being Tasered By Police
Former Manchester City player Dalian Atkinson has passed away after being tasered by police in the early hours of this morning.
Update - 48-year-old man who died after he was tasered by police in Telford has been named as former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) August 15, 2016
West Mercia police released a statement to the Shropshire Star in which they said:
"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."
Atkinson made eight league appearances for City during a loan spell throughout the 1996/1997. He scored two goals for the club.
He is perhaps most famous for his spell at Aston Villa for whom he scored in a 3-1 over Manchester United in the 1994 League Cup Final.