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Sport Stokes 'lost control', court told

19:52  06 august  2018
19:52  06 august  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Stokes arrives at court to face affray trial

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Ben Stokes wearing a suit and tie: Getty© Provided by BSkyB Getty

Ben Stokes "lost control" and knocked two men unconscious in an alleged fight outside a Bristol nightclub, a court has heard.

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The 27-year-old England all-rounder is accused of punching Ryan Hale, 27, to the ground and then, "after a time to pause for thought", allegedly knocked out Ryan Ali, 28.

Stokes, Hale and Ali are jointly accused of affray - a charge they all deny - and are on trial at Bristol Crown Court.

Prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis said an altercation took place in the Clifton Triangle area of the city on September 25 2017, shortly after 2am when the three defendants had all left the Mbargo nightclub, having all been drinking.

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England cricketer Ben Stokes " lost control " and knocked two men unconscious in an alleged fight outside a nightclub in Bristol after drinking, a court has heard. He told the jury of six men and six women: "In the early hours of the morning of Monday September 25 2017, a fight took place between

Mr Corsellis told the court that all the defendants had been drinking that night and had been at the Mbargo nightclub, with "But during the incident Mr Stokes lost his control and started to attack with revenge, retaliation or punishment in mind. Well beyond acting in self defence or defence of another.

He told the jury of six men and six women: "In the early hours of the morning of Monday September 25 2017, a fight took place between these three defendants in central Bristol in the area known as the Clifton Triangle.

"They were, the Crown say, all involved in threatening and/or using unlawful violence towards each other. Some participated to a greater extent than others, as you will see."

Mr Corsellis told the court that all the defendants had been drinking that night and had been at the Mbargo nightclub, with the alleged incident taking place after the club closed after 2am.

"How precisely it started is only known by the defendants. The violence that erupted could actually have stopped very quickly and it would have remained a relatively minor incident," Mr Corsellis said.

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LONDON: England cricketer Ben Stokes lost his self- control and knocked two men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday as his trial for affray began. Stokes , acting in “revenge, retaliation or punishment”, was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”

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"But during the incident Mr Stokes lost his control and started to attack with revenge, retaliation or punishment in mind. Well beyond acting in self-defence or defence of another.

"He knocked Mr Hale unconscious and then - after time to pause for thought, to calm - he did exactly the same to Mr Ali.

"Mr Ali received significant injuries, including a fractured eye socket, and required hospital treatment."

Mr Corsellis added: "This was not a trivial moment of unpleasantness. It was a sustained episode of significant violence that left onlookers shocked at what was taking place.

"A bottle was used at the beginning by Mr Ali and a broken street sign brought into the fray towards the end by Mr Hale.

"It is with regret that these defendants are before you, for they are all young men of promise.

"The defendant, Ben Stokes, is a professional cricket player who has reached the top of his profession and represented his country.

England cricket star Ben Stokes tells court he wasn't angry but was 'talking to God when he looked at the night sky' after having Jaegerbombs, vodka and beers on night of street brawl

  England cricket star Ben Stokes tells court he wasn't angry but was 'talking to God when he looked at the night sky' after having Jaegerbombs, vodka and beers on night of street brawl England cricketer Ben Stokes, 27, has already claimed that he fought off an 'attack with weapons' after coming to the aid of two gay men being abused in the street in Bristol. The all-rounder said he was acting as peacemaker to protect two men he had just met when he feared for his safety and the scene descended into a brawl.Stokes lashed out at Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 27 - knocking both men unconscious - in an act of self-defence, he told a jury, having confronted them over their 'nasty' homophobic language towards Kai Barry and William O'Connor.

RISTOL: England cricketer Ben Stokes lost his self- control and knocked two men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday as his trial for affray began. Stokes , acting in “revenge, retaliation or punishment”, was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”

Ben Stokes " lost control " and knocked two men unconscious in an alleged fight outside a Bristol nightclub, a court has heard. He told the jury of six men and six women: "In the early hours of the morning of Monday September 25 2017, a fight took place between these three defendants in central

"Equally, Mr Ali has worked for the emergency services and Mr Hale has served his country in the armed forces.

"It almost goes without saying, but past success, fame or good deeds does not absolve you from your duty - and the law - to behave yourself. The law and court favour no person and all are to be judged equally."

Wearing a blue suit and red tie, Stokes was driven to the city's Crown Court in a silver people carrier and walked straight into the building flanked by the media.

Trial judge Judge Peter Blair QC, the Recorder of Bristol, had asked 16 potential jurors whether they were "extremely committed" cricket fans following either the England or India teams.

The potential panel were also asked whether they knew any of the three defendants and a number of other people who could be called to give evidence in the trial.

This includes Stokes's team-mate Alex Hales, William O'Connor and Kai Barry, nightclub doorman Andrew Cunningham, Clifton Triangle residents Maximilian Wilson, Lauren Sweeney and Jess Thomas, and police officers.

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