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“I saw him hit the ground”: One eyewitness talks to the BBC’s Sian Lloyd

The football world has been paying tribute to former Aston Villa forward Dalian Atkinson, who has died age 48 after being hit by a police Taser.

Atkinson scored the BBC Goal of the Season in 1992-93 with a mazy run and deft chip against Wimbledon – and won the League Cup with Villa in 1994.

His old Villa Park boss, Ron Atkinson said the former player’s death was “an absolute tragedy”.

Aston Villa tweeted: