John Terry's dad arrested for allegedly selling cocaine
Published 22:50 18/03/10 By Jon Clements
John Terry faced more shame last night as it emerged his dad has been arrested for allegedly selling cocaine in a bar.
Unemployed Ted Terry, 55, was questioned by police over claims he handed over three grammes of the Class A drug for £120.
He was secretly filmed allegedly passing three wraps of white powder to an undercover reporter in a bar’s lavatories. It was claimed he promised he would get more drugs for the reporter’s “friend” but begged him not to say where they came from.
It is further alleged that he said: “Don’t tell him I’m John Terry’s dad.”
Police launched an investigation into last November’s incident at the Unit 4 winebar in Chafford Hundred, Essex. Detectives have seized and viewed video footage and taken witness statements.
On February 8 Ted Terry – who lives near the bar in a £250,000 house his son bought – attended a police station voluntarily with his solicitor. He was arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and questioned for several hours before being released on bail.
Ted Terry will learn if he is to be charged next month.
The news piles on the pressure for Chelsea captain John Terry, 29. On Tuesday he failed to stop after running over a security guard’s foot in his 4x4.
This follows revelations last month about an extra-marital affair which led to him losing the England captaincy.