Dalian Atkinson: officer told ex-footballer ‘keep your head down’, murder trial hears

Witness on third day of trial says she had to look away in horror as police officer stamped on his head in 2016 incident

A police officer accused of murdering the former footballer Dalian Atkinson told him to “keep your head down” as he repeatedly stamped on his head while he lay on the ground after being shot with a Taser stun gun, a key witness has told the trial.

Jean Jeffrey-Shaw told the trial at Birmingham crown court, how she had to look away in horror. She said she asked her husband why the officer had been telling Atkinson to keep his head down when he appeared to her to be dead.

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