Former Premier League player dies in police tasering

Former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson has died after he was shot by a police stun gun in Shropshire early on Monday morning.

Officers were called to a property, believed to be his elderly father's house, in Meadow Close, Telford, after concerns "for the safety of an individual" were raised.

West Mercia Police said the 48-year-old man was given medical treatment after being hit by a Taser, but died around 90 minutes later.

Atkinson was thought to have been visiting his 85-year-old father, who reportedly said that his son was agitated.

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