Celtic star in court for 'hitting Elvis'

Published Thursday, 06 March 2014
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Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has been charged before a court in Dublin with assaulting an Elvis impersonator.

Celtic star in court for 'hitting Elvis'
Celtic and Ireland striker Anthony Stokes was charged on Thursday. (© Getty)

The 25-year-old, with an address at Belhaven Terrace, Glasgow, is accused of assaulting Anthony Bradley, 42, at a nightclub in his home town last year.

Dublin District Court heard he was arrested - by arrangement - on Chancery Street in Dublin on Thursday afternoon.

The footballer was officially charged at 1:55pm with assault causing harm, under section three of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

The alleged incident happened at Buck Whaley's nightclub on Leeson Street on 8 June last year.

Garda Noel Gibbons, of Pearse Street Garda station, gave evidence at the brief hearing of the arrest, charge and caution.

Stokes made no reply to the charge, the officer told the court.

The garda officer agreed with Stokes' solicitor Michael Staines that the footballer had co-operated with the arrest and charge.

Judge Michael Walsh remanded Stokes on bail, with no conditions, on his own bond of €1,000.

He has been ordered to appear again before the court on 29 May.

Judge Walsh asked Stokes to hand over details of his mobile phone to prosecuting authorities.

The Republic of Ireland international was first arrested and questioned last August about an alleged incident at a nightclub, hours after an international between Ireland and the Faroe Islands in Dublin's Aviva stadium.

Mr Bradley was treated for a suspected broken nose and chipped teeth following an altercation at the club.

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Bob in Belfast wrote (228 days ago):
I wonder was elvis " ALL SHOOK UP " after the attack ?
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