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Court: Foot­baller pays for head-butting in night­club

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Former Celtic and Hibs player An­thony Stokes has been or­dered to pay an E l v i s im­per­son­ator ¤230,000 (£196,000) for head- butting him in a night­club.

The Black­burn Rovers striker had al­ready agreed to give his vic­tim ¤30,000 for break­ing his nose and two of his teeth and faces the se­cond pay­out after be­ing sued in the High Court in Dublin.

Former car park at­ten­dant An­thony Bradley, 53, was at­tacked by Stokes in the VIP sec­tion of Buck Wha­leys night­club in Dublin on June 8, 2013.

Stokes, await­ing the birth of a third child, did not at­tend and had no lawyers in court.

The foot­baller, who has six league ti­tle medals with Celtic and nine Repub­lic of Ire­land caps, was hit with a two-year sus­pended sen­tence ear­lier this month after ad­mit­ting the as­sault.

He was or­dered to pay Mr Bradley ¤150,000 in gen­eral dam­ages, ¤50,000 in ag­gra­vated dam­ages and ¤32,000 for med­i­cal ex­penses, his so­lic­i­tor Joseph Burke con­firmed.

Mr Bradley told the court hehas not re­ceivedanapol­ogy from Stokes over the in­ci­dent, al­though lawyers for the foot­baller apol­o­gised on his be­half dur­ing the sen­tenc­ing hear­ing at the start of Fe­bru­ary.

The as­sault oc­curred in Buck Wha­leys night­club, where Stokes was on a night out with friends. Mr Bradley, who ar­rived two hours ear­lier and had drunk one pint of beer while there, twice had drink spilt on­himby aman be­fore he was butted by Stokes. The foot­baller was es­corted from the premises and told an em­ployee: “If some­one puts it up to me, I’m go­ing to nut him.” Mr Bradley was butted across the bridge of his nose and suf­fered a de­vi­ated sep­tum and two bro­ken front teeth.

His med­i­cal ¤13,500.

Mr Bradley was away from his job as a car park at­ten­dant in the Gre­sham Ho­tel in Dublin for eight months and sub­se­quently stopped work­ing as he suf­fered phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal ef­fects. He has also been di­ag­nosed with a de­gen­er­a­tive spinal con­di­tion since the as­sault, which causes pain across his neck and shoul­ders.

Stokes left Ire­land aged 15 to join the Arsenal youth academy and moved to Falkirk­aged17 be­fore­go­ing on toHiber­nian, Celtic and Black­burn. bills cost

AT­TACK: An­thony Stokes left the vic­tim with a bro­ken nose and two bro­ken teeth

An­thony Bradley

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