John Terry's father fined for racial abuse - two months after allegations of racially-aggravated assault (From Thurrock Gazette)
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John Terry's father fined for racial abuse - two months after allegations of racially-aggravated assault
THE dad of Chelsea star John Terry was fined for racial abuse, two months after he was arrested for racially aggravated assault.
Ted Terry, of Lennox Close in Grays, is accused of attacking Amarjit Talafair following a dispute over a cigarette outside a City of London pub on March 22 last year.
Today - day three of the trial at the Old Bailey - the jury heard that Terry pleaded guilty to racially abusing a member of the public.
It came after Terry, who is the Dad of former England star and Chelsea captain John, was involved in a row at Barking rail station on the night of May 12.
After missing his train, he was abusive to staff and asked how he was going to get home.
When a member of the public intervened to ask him to stop swearing he allegedly replied by hurling racist abuse at the man - relating to him being Irish.
Terry was fined £200 after pleading guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence.
He admitted saying "f****** Irish p***k" but denied using the word "pikey".
The court has previously heard that Terry allegedly attacked Mr Talafair outside the Windsor pub near Fenchurch Street station.
Prosecutors claim that Terry chased after him, shouting, before head-butting Mr Talafair beneath the nose.
Stephen Niland, 36, of Romford and Tudor Musteata, 47, of South East London, are also accused of hurling racist abuse at Mr Talafair during the row.
Terry had a second altercation with railway station cleaner Bakeba Mansuila minutes later, where he is alleged to have abused him racially, but no charges were brought over that incident.
Terry denies one count of racially-aggravated common assault and one count of racially-aggravated fear or provocation of violence.
Niland and Musteata deny one count each of racially-aggravated fear or provocation of violence.