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Chelsea skipper's dad denies racist assault

By Alex Diaz

ENGLAND captain John Terry's father headbutted a man outside a pub and racially abused him in a dispute over a cigarette, a jury has heard.

Ted Terry (59) allegedly attacked Amarjit Talafair on March 22 last after drinking for hours.

The Old Bailey heard that Terry was with co-defendants Stephen Niland (36) and Tudor Musteata (47) when someone asked Mr Talafair and his friend Scott Faal for a cigarette outside The Windsor pub in the City of London.

When the complainant and his friend said they did not have cigarettes, Terry allegedly shouted, "F****** Paki, come here" before headbutting him under the nose.

Terry then went on to Fenchurch Street station and allegedly threatened a cleaner called Bakeba Mansuila with a bottle, saying: "I'll smash it over your head", before allegedly uttering more racial abuse.

The Chelsea captain's father, of Lennox Close in Grays, Essex, denies one count of racially-aggravated common assault and one count of racially-aggravated fear or provocation of violence. Niland and Musteata deny one count each of racially-aggravated fear or provocation of violence.

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