entencing for former Celtic participant Anthony Stokes, who pleaded responsible to stalking his ex-partner, has been delayed after the footballer contracted Covid, a courtroom has heard.
The case was additionally postponed as a result of some courtroom paperwork not being prepared.
Stokes, 34, was given four-year, non-harassment orders in September 2019 after he admitted stalking his ex, which meant he couldn’t contact her or her mom for 4 years, aside from when arranging contact with the younger son he and his former accomplice share.
At the moment, Sheriff Alasdair MacFadyen deferred sentence for Stokes to be of excellent behaviour.
The footballer has since admitted breaching a non-harassment order by repeatedly sending emails and texts to his former girlfriend and repeatedly calling her mom in November and December 2019.
He additionally admitted inflicting his ex-partner worry or alarm by repeatedly sending her messages between November 16 and December 3 2019 wherein he did “swear and utter offensive remarks”, and by repeatedly telephoning her mother and father to “utter inappropriate and offensive remarks” about her.
The previous Eire worldwide was as a result of seem for sentencing at Hamilton Sheriff Court docket on Friday.
His lawyer, Michael Gallen, informed the listening to Stokes contracted Covid-19 and was unfit to journey.
Mr Gallen stated: “He contacted me yesterday to advise he had contracted Covid and is unable to attend.”
The courtroom additionally heard some authorized experiences are but to be accomplished for the sentencing to go forward.
The listening to has been adjourned till 16 September, and Stokes’ bail situations will proceed till then.
Stokes gained 9 caps for the Republic of Eire throughout his profession and performed for a bunch of golf equipment together with Celtic, Hibs and Sunderland.