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John Terry's dad spared jail
12:33pm Tuesday 1st June 2010 in Basildon
THE father of Chelsea and England footballer John Terry was spared jail today for supplying cocaine to an undercover newspaper reporter.
Edward Terry, of Chafford Hundred, admitted supplying 3.5 grammes of the class A drug to a News of the World journalist, who was posing as a chauffeur, last November.
But Judge Christopher Mitchell said: "It is a very, very clear case of entrapment solely to create a newspaper story."
Terry, who is in his mid-50s, was sentenced to a suspended prison term of six months at Basildon Crown Court.
He was also ordered to do 100 hours of community service and pay £95 costs.
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