A man who died after he was tasered by police has been named by local UK papers as ex-Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson.

Police said officers were called to a home in Shropshire due to “concern for the safety of an individual”.

“Upon arrival Taser was deployed and a 48-year-old man, who subsequently received medical attention, was pronounced dead at approximately 3 a.m.,” it said.

Police said it referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and was unable to comment further.

Following news of his death, many people shared on Twitter Atkinson’s wonder goal during a Premier League match against Wimbledon in 1992. The goal was named goal of the season: Read more…

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