Police seek this man following John Terry dad attack in Upminster
POLICE have released a CCTV still of a man they want to speak to in connection with the assault of a footballer’s father in Upminster Rail Station.
Ted Terry - the 56-year-old dad of Chelsea captain John Terry, 29 - suffered a three-inch gash to the back of his head after the unprovoked attack on Saturday November 6.
It is believed the former forklift driver was set upon by a rival Tottenham Hotspurs fan, and was recognised because of a highly-publicised conviction for cocaine supply.
The attacker wore a Spurs scarf wrapped around his knuckles when he launched the assault.
Detective Constable Graeme Knox, investigating officer, said that the incident took place just after 10pm on platform 2 of the station.
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“The victim had been travelling alone on the c2c service from London Fenchurch Street bound for Shoeburyness,” he said.
“When he left the train at Upminster he was approached by a man who suddenly attacked him.”
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DC Knox added: “We have carried out extensive local enquiries and urge anyone with any information to come forward and help us with the investigation.”
The man police would like to speak to is described as white, in his mid-30s, approximately 5’7” with a stocky build and a bald head. He was wearing a navy-blue jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone: 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference B3/LSA of 15/11/2010. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.