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Terry's dad: I can't afford lawyer
7:20am Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
THE father of a millionaire Premier League footballer represented himself in court after saying he couldn’t afford a lawyer.
Ted Terry, 59, of Chafford Hundred, stood before City of London magistrates and said he couldn’t afford the £340 fee for a lawyer, despite his son John Terry, the Chelsea captain, earning a reported £150,000-a-week.
Terry stood in the public gallery and said he couldn’t afford legal representation after the fees changed from £300 to £340.
He is accused of racially-aggravated common assault against Amarjit Talafair near London’s Fenchurch Street railway station in March.
City of London magistrates have said he will face an Old Bailey trial, along with two other men in November.
Terry admitted common assault last month, but denies it was racially aggravated.
Chelsea defender John Terry, the former England captain, lives in a £10million Surrey mansion.