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Jury fail to reach verdict on PC accused of assaulting footballer

A jury has been unable to reach a verdict on the officer accused of assaulting Dalian Atkinson with a baton. A decision on whether there will be re-trial is yet to be made.

West Mercia Police constable Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith at Birmingham Crown Court

West Mercia Police constable Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith at Birmingham Crown Court

Date - 24th June 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
The case against West Mercia PC Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith, 31, ended in a hung jury a day after PC Benjamin Monk was convicted of the ex-footballer’s manslaughter. The Crown was granted seven days by Judge Melbourne Inman QC to decide whether...
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