Dalian Atkinson trial: Police were in a relationship when they ‘talked’ about ex-footballer – Live updates

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Ttwo police officers who were in a relationship when they “got down to business” with Dalian Atkinson have returned to the dock to face charges related to the death of the former Aston Villa footballer.

PC Benjamin Monk, 42, accused of murdering former Aston Villa footballer, 48, punched Atkinson for 33 seconds and kicked him in the head at least twice, has learned Birmingham Crown Court Tuesday.

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He was in a relationship with fellow West Mercia Police Pc Mary Bettley-Smith, 31, at the time and both were answering a 999 call in Meadow Close, Telford.

Pc Monk denies the murder and the alternative charge of manslaughter while Pc Bettley-Smith denies the assault. The trial continues.

Follow live updates from Birmingham Crown Court below.

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