Wednesday 23 August 2017

Stokes trial delayed due to lack of judges

Celtic and Irish international footballer Anthony Stokes at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photo: Collins Courts
Celtic and Irish international footballer Anthony Stokes at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Photo: Collins Courts

Conor Gallagher

The trial of Celtic and Irish international footballer Anthony Stokes for an alleged nightclub assault has been adjourned to next year because of a lack of judges.

Mr Stokes (26) of Claremont Terrace, Glasgow, was sent forward from the District Court accused of assault causing harm to Anthony Bradley (42) at Buck Whaleys on Leeson Street in June 8, 2013.

Michael Staines, solicitor for Mr Stokes, had told Judge Ryan they were ready to proceed.

The trial is expected to last two days.

Judge Patricia Ryan yesterday said there were no courts available to take the case this week and that other cases had priority over it in the list.

The trial was put back to January 20, 2016.

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