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Celtic star Stokes in court over assault

CELTIC striker Anthony Stokes has appeared in court in Ireland charged with assault causing harm.

The 25-year-old has been accused of assaulting Elvis impersonator 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 yesterday.

The footballer was charged with assault causing harm, under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997. The alleged incident happened at Buck Whaley's nightclub on Lesson Street in the Irish capital on June 8 last year.

Garda Noel Gibbons 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 1000 euro. He will appear again before the court on May 29.

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