John Terry’s dad attacked in Upminster Station
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.
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“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