A former Celtic player has been arrested at a London airport in connection with a warrant. 

Anthony Stokes, who also represented Scottish sides Falkirk and Hibernian, was led away from his plane at Gatwick by armed police, according to the Scottish Sun.

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A witness on the plane, which was returning from Dubai: “I heard raised voices in the cabin and we were all told to stay in our seats for them to deal with someone on the plane.

“They asked for Mr Anthony C Stokes to come to the front of the plane with his luggage.

“He was walked off and I later saw him and another man standing by the baggage belts.”

The current FC Persepolis forward was reportedly returning from a trip to Dubai with his family on Friday.

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He is due to appear in Hamilton Sheriff Court today. 

Police Scotland confirmed to the Glasgow Times: " A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an outstanding warrant.”