Ben Stokes trial: England cricketer told ‘shut up or I’ll bottle you’

A nightclub bouncer told the court Stokes ridiculed his appearance

Shortly after the brawl erupted, Stokes is accused of losing control and attacking two local men, Ryan Hale and Ryan Ali- all three deny a charge of affray. Detective Constable Daniel Adams said, "Mr Barry grabs Mr Ali around the groin area".

They are jointly charged in connection with an incident in the Clifton Triangle area of Bristol on September 25 previous year - several hours after England had played a one-day global against the West Indies in the city.

Further CCTV footage showed Stokes approaching a retreating Ali, Adams said, adding: "From this point it is very hard to identify who is involved".

Ali is alleged to have threatened Stokes' England teammate Alex Hales with a bottle during the incident, while Hale broke off a metal pole from a nearby road sign after being allegedly knocked out by Stokes.

"I chose to intervene and asked Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale to stop abusing Kai and William".

"Ali responds by pushing Barry away, albeit with no significant force", he told the jury. Mr Barry appears to link arms with Mr Ali and is shrugged off and pushed away.

The footage then showed Stokes approaching the men as Hale is seen collapsing to the floor, before picking himself up after 20 seconds and disappearing from view before returning.

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Stokes has to present evidence that proves his side of the story on Thursday (August 9) the day England and India take the field for the 2nd Test in London.

"He had a conversation with his friend and he said "300 get us in" and I still told them no".

Footage from her body camera, played to the jury, showed she said to Stokes: "A guy over there was covered in blood and I've been told you punched him".

- "I was worried": Stokes -In a later statement, Stokes told officers: "These men were speaking to the gay guys in what I would call a harsh and abusive way". He mentioned my gold teeth and he said I looked like [expletive] and I replied, "Thank you very much".

"I got a little frightened so closed the window and went back to bed".

Stokes added he "felt under threat of immediate attack from both these men and I did what I did only in order to defend myself".

The trial before Judge Peter Blair QC, the Recorder of Bristol, is expected to last between five and seven days in courtroom one.

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