Stokes father remanded on bail

John Stokes, the father of Celtic player Anthony Stokes was remanded on bail today, after he was charged with threatening a business rival - ordering him to cease trading within 24 hours.

John Stokes, the father of Celtic player Anthony Stokes was remanded on bail today, after he was charged with threatening a business rival - ordering him to cease trading within 24 hours.

The 54-year-old, who owns the Players Lounge in Fairview in North Dublin, is came to public attention earlier this year when he was forced to remove a 40-foot banner barring the Queen of England from his pub.

Three other men appeared in court yesterday, as part of the same investigation.

All four will appear back in court on June 24.

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