Telford — English football club Sheffield Wednesday says one
of its former players has died, following reports he was shot with a Taser by
Britain's Press Association reported Monday that Dalian
Atkinson died around 90 minutes after a Taser was used on him by police. Local
police said in a statement that officers had deployed Taser on a 48-year-old
man after responding "to a report for the concern for the safety of an
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Sheffield Wednesday said on its Twitter account that
"the thoughts of everyone at Wednesday are with the friends and
family" and that it was satisfied the man who died was Atkinson.
Atkinson scored 20 Premier League goals during his time at
Aston Villa from 1991-95. He also played for three other English clubs and had
spells in Turkey, Spain and South Korea.For
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