Chelsea star John Terry’s father, fined for Barking race rant last year, cleared of City of London racist attack

Ted Terry arrives in court (pic: Anthony Devlin/PA)

Ted Terry arrives in court (pic: Anthony Devlin/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Football star John Terry’s father, who was fined for racist abuse after an incident at Barking station last year, has been cleared of a racist attack on an Asian man.

Chelsea star John Terry (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

Chelsea star John Terry (pic: Nick Potts/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ted Terry, 59, was accused of calling railway customer services worker Amarjit Talafair a “f****** Paki” before headbutting him outside a City of London pub on March 22 last year.

A jury of seven men and five women today took an hour and 20 minutes to find him not guilty at the Old Bailey of one count of racially-aggravated common assault after a five-day trial.

Terry, of Lennox Close in Grays, Essex, was also cleared of one count of racially-aggravated fear or provocation of violence.

Terry’s colleagues, former schoolboy boxing champion Stephen Niland, 36, of Quarles Park Road in Romford, and Moldova-born Tudor Musteata, 47, of Tarves Way in Greenwich, were also found not guilty of racially-aggravated fear or provocation of violence.

Terry called a member of the public a “f****** Irish prick” and a “f****** mongrel” during a row at Barking station in May, 2013.

He pleaded guilty on May 24 to the incident, which happened on May 12 after he missed a train.

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