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Ex-Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson dies after being Tasered by police

A 48-year-old man, who died after being shot with a Taser in Telford, Shropshire, has been named locally as former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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Dalian Atkinson 'was always smiling', says former manager

Former Aston Villa manager Ron Atkinson said Dalian Atkinson "always had a smile on his face" as he led tributes to the former Villa striker.

The former footballer died after being Tasered by police.

Ron Atkinson said: "He was a happy sort of guy, always smiling and very popular with his team mates."

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