Jury selection under way as police officer denies ex-footballer’s murder

Police constables Benjamin Monk (right), who is accused of the murder of Dalian Atkinson, and Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith (left), who is accused of assaulting him on the same date, leaves Birmingham Crown Court after a review hearing. Mr Atkinson, a former Aston Villa footballer, died after being Tasered near his father’s home in Telford in 2016 (PA)
Police constables Benjamin Monk (right), who is accused of the murder of Dalian Atkinson, and Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith (left), who is accused of assaulting him on the same date, leaves Birmingham Crown Court after a review hearing. Mr Atkinson, a former Aston Villa footballer, died after being Tasered near his father’s home in Telford in 2016 (PA)