BREAKING NEWS: John Terry Will Be Charged By CPS For Racist Remarks
The Crown prosecution service has advised that Chelsea captain John Terry should be prosecuted for the alleged racists remarks made towards Anton Ferdinand.
The Crown prosecution service has advised that Chelsea captain John Terry should be prosecuted for the alleged racists remarks made towards QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Terry will appear before West London Magistrates court on 1st February. It must be stressed that the Chelsea defender has not been found guilty at this time, and will face a trial which could take months to be resolved.
Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for London said:
“I have today advised the Metropolitan Police Service that John Terry should be prosecuted for a racially aggravated public order offence following comments allegedly made during a Premier League football match between Queen’s Park Rangers and Chelsea on 23 October 2011.
“The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and after careful consideration of all the evidence, I am satisfied there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and it is in the public interest to prosecute this case.
“Mr Terry will appear before West London Magistrates’ Court on 1 February 2012.
“He is now summonsed with a criminal offence and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could prejudice his trial.”
John Terry is the second high profile case of this type after Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was found guilty of using racist language towards Man Utd defender Patrice Evra, and subsequently banned for 8 games and fined £40,000.
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