NewsCrime Desk

“Pay up and say sorry” says Stokes assault victim

Anthony Stokes
Anthony Stokes

AN Elvis impersonator who was awarded €230,000 in damages after being assaulted in a nightclub by footballer Anthony Stokes said he thinks the star made a “stupid mistake” but said it “would have been nice to have gotten an apology”.

Dubliner Anthony Bradley has publicly appealed to the Blackburn Rovers player to pay up, saying he hadn’t received a single cent since the February ruling and that there had been “an injustice” done to him.

The Irish international was ordered to pay Mr Bradley after he head-butted and seriously injured him in a Leeson Street nightclub on June 8, 2013.

“The justice system has let me down,” he told RTE’s Liveline with Joe Duffy yesterday.

Mr Bradley said he “has nothing against” Stokes personally but he has “gone through a lot of pain and suffering”.

He has been out of a job for four years, which he said was “certainly” as a result of the incident and he has incurred costs of more than €100,000 between the loss of his job and medical and legal costs.