2 Jun 2021

Dalian Atkinson: PC accused of murdering ex-footballer says he feared for his life

News Correspondent

A police officer accused of murdering a former footballer has told a court he was acting in fear for his life.

Prosecutors claim that the former Aston Villa player Dalian Atkinson died in 2016 after being Tasered six times longer than the usual limit, then kicked in the head by PC Benjamin Monk.

Giving evidence for the first time today, PC Monk told Birmingham Crown Court that he’d been “terrified” and acting “instinctively”.