Birmingham news Cop 'had foot rested on Dalian Atkinson's head' as he made 'gurgling sounds' PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Prosecution counsel Alexandra Healy alleged the ex-footballer was tasered for 33 seconds at Birmingham Crown Court today
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! An eyewitness has told the Dalian Atkinson murder trial that Benjamin Monk "had his foot rested" on the ex-Aston Villa star's head. Prosecution counsel Alexandra Healy alleged the ex-footballer was tasered for 33 seconds at Birmingham Crown Court today. Ms Healy told the jury this was more than six times the standard five-second phase. Ms Healy said that "when Pc Ben Wright arrived, he noticed Pc Monk had his right foot rested on Dalian's head". The officer described how "Mr Atkinson appeared to be making a growling sound and in his view was still struggling". His colleague, Pc Julia Hiller, gave an account stating the ex-footballer "appeared to her to be semi-conscious and (was) making what she described as a rough gurgling sound," Ms Healy added. Another officer, referred to in court as Pc Hughes, "could see straightaway as he approached that the man on the ground was not conscious as he did not speak and was unresponsive," said the Crown's barrister. "He could hear him breathing and that it was very strained," she added. Ms Healy said that Pc Bedford "approached the officers and began to bend down to Mr Atkinson in order to put the handcuffs on him, but Pc Monk shouted at him to 'get back'.
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." Ms Healy added that Pc Bedford "did not hear the crackling electrical noise of the Taser on his arrival". "He thought that Dalian Atkinson's hand tried to grab at the Taser wire," she said.
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Police at the scene "pulled Mr Atkinson's arms to the rear and hand-cuffed him", said Ms Healy. When other officers arrived "someone remarked 'he doesn't look well'," according to another constable's account, the prosecution barrister said. Ms Healy said when an officer, introduced as acting police sergeant Sanders, arrived at the scene "he noted a small amount of blood where his (Mr Atkinson's) head had been lying". She added: "He also noted two wires extending from his chest where he had been Tasered. "He checked his pulse on his neck and noticed that it appeared to be very weak. "Another officer used a torch to try and get a response from his pupils, but there was no response."
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