Terry to stand trial on racist at­tack charge


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THE fa­ther of Chelsea cap­tain John Terry is to stand trial at the Old Bai­ley for an al­leged racist at­tack in the City of Lon­don.

Ed­ward Terry, 59, al­legedly head­but­ted Amarjit Talafair near Fenchurch Street sta­tion in March.

He is also said to have shouted racist abuse, in­clud­ing the words ‘f***ing Paki’ and ‘black c***’.

Terry, who was not in court, was pre­vi­ously or­dered to stand trial at City of Lon­don Mag­is­trates Court af­ter ad­mit­ting com­mon as­sault but deny­ing it was racially ag­gra­vated.

But his lawyer John Oliver said that the plea should have been en­tered as not guilty and asked that his case be relisted.

Mr Oliver said Terry could then be sent to the Old Bai­ley to join co-de­fen­dants Tu­dor Musteata, a 47-year-old Rus­sian, and Stephen Ni­land, 36. NAME: Ch­ester AGE: He’ll be three next July LIVES WITH: Mar­jory in Wy­combe LIKES: Ex­plor­ing WORST HABIT: He brings me dead things.

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