John Terry’s dad attacked in Upminster Station
PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 November 2010
THE dad of Chelsea skipper John Terry was attacked by football fans in Upminster Station last Saturday night (November 6).
Ted Terry, 56, suffered a serious head injury at the hands of Tottenham Hotspurs supporters, The Sun reported.
Mr Terry was taken to hospital after his head was smashed against a metal pole by yobs, the report said, one of whom had a Spurs scarf wrapped around his hand.
It is thought the attackers were returning from their team’s 4-2 defeat to Bolton.
“Ted suffered a nasty wound to the back of his head that required a lot of stitches,” a family friend told The Sun. “He is upset he was attacked by so-called football fans purely because his son plays for a rival team. John is also very shocked about what has happened.”
It is believed the thugs recognised Mr Terry, a former forklift truck driver, after he appeared in the press following a conviction for cocaine supply.
British Transport Police (BTP) are hunting the suspects, including a stocky white man, in his early 30s, who was wearing a navy-blue Fred Perry shirt.
“British Transport Police is investigating the assault of a 56-year-old man at Upminster Station at around 10pm on Saturday November 6,’ a spokesman said. “Enquiries into the matter are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police.”
Witnesses can call freefone: 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident number 665 of 6/11/2010.
Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111
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