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PC charged with assaulting Dalian Atkinson defends baton strikes

The PC accused of assaulting Dalian Atkinson said the former footballer looked "ready to fight" and she was "absolutely terrified" for herself and her colleague.

West Mercia Police Constable Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith

West Mercia Police Constable Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith

Date - 8th June 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
West Mercia PC Mary Bettley-Smith said it was "necessary" to strike Mr Atkinson with a baton after PC Benjamin Monk, who is charged with the murder of the former footballer, tasered him three times in Shropshire in August 2016. Giving...
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