Anthony Stokes released

  • Last Updated: August 12 2013, 17:02 BST

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has been released from police custody after being arrested over an alleged assault on an Elvis impersonator.

Anthony Stokes: Arrested on Monday morning
Anthony Stokes: Arrested on Monday morning

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Stokes was questioned about an incident at a nightclub in Dublin on June 8, hours after an international between Ireland and the Faroe Islands in the Irish capital's Aviva stadium.

The 25-year-old Dubliner, who was back home again over the weekend for a friendly between Celtic and Liverpool, was quizzed by detectives at Irishtown Garda station.

He was arrested on Monday morning and was being held under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Stokes was released without charge this afternoon and it is understood a file is being prepared by investigators for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Elvis impersonator Anthony Bradley, 42, was treated for a suspected broken nose and chipped teeth following an incident at Buck Whaley's nightclub on Dublin's Leeson Street on June 8.

Stokes pulled out of a planned appearance on Saturday at the Celtic store in his home town where he was expected to meet fans and launch the Parkhead side's new away kit.

Team-mates Mikael Lustig and Adam Matthews attended instead.