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5 May 2021

Police officer accused of murdering Dalian Atkinson lied about kicking him in head, court told

Home Affairs Correspondent

A police officer accused of murdering the former footballer Dalian Atkinson lied about kicking him in the head as he lay on the street after being Tasered, a court has been told.

42-year-old PC Benjamin Monk has denied murdering Mr Atkinson in August 2016, while his fellow constable, 31-year-old Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith, has denied charges of assault.