Chelsea's John Terry talks to journalists during a media day at their training ground in Cobham
Chelsea's John Terry talks to journalists during a media day at their training ground in Cobham, May 13, 2010.REUTERS

John Terry has been grilled by police over the on-field episode involving Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.

The Chelsea and England captain was under caution as part of the police investigation into claims that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand during Chelsea's defeat by QPR last month. The police confirmed that Terry was not arrested.

Hammersmith and Fulham police questioned him over the episode at Surrey last Friday. It is not clear yet if Terry will have to face charges even as the police continue to compile accounts of the incident.

Terry denies having made any racist remarks about Ferdinand. He has also welcomed the FA's probe into the matter.

"A 30-year-old man was interviewed under caution on Friday 25 November. He was not arrested. Our inquiries continue," a Scotland Yard spokesman said.