Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

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

Ben Stokes was at Bristol Crown Court for the second day of his trial Ben Stokes was at Bristol Crown Court for the second day of his trial
Cassandra Gardner | 11 August, 2018, 10:18

England all-rounder Ben Stokes' problems may escalate as the Bristol Crown Court was on Tuesday shown new CCTV footage where the cricketer is seen mocking a gay couple.

Stokes then tried to shake hands with Cunningham, but this was refused, which Corsellis said "seemed to enrage Mr Stokes".

Jurors have seen footage of Stokes talking to O'Connor and Barry outside the Bristol nightclub Mbargo in the early hours of Sept 25 a year ago.

The fast bowler, who is on trial for affray, alongside Ryan Hale, 27, and Ryan Ali, 28, is also accused of flicking a cigarette at gay clubbers William O'Connor and Kai Barry in a fit of rage, after they allegedly poked fun at his gold-encrusted trainers. Detective Constable Daniel Adams said, "Mr Barry grabs Mr Ali around the groin area".

Mr Hales told the officers that he had not witnessed any of the alleged fight.

Bristol Crown Court heard evidence from off-duty police community support officer Andrew Spure, who was celebrating a colleague's leaving do at Mbargo on the night in question.

The jury heard he then identified Mr Stokes to police officers, who arrested the cricketer.

Stokes, jurors heard, told police in a statement that he felt forced to defend himself because it was "two on to one" in the brawl with Ali and Hale.

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Stokes told officers: "I said something like "leave it out, you shouldn't be taking the p*** because they're gay".

Ali also claimed he didn't recall where the bottle came from or holding it but accepted, having watched CCTV footage, that he brandished one in self-defence.

"As I was on my own, when I separated two of them more people carried on behind me".

Ali, who was taken to hospital by ambulance, suffered a fracture to the left side of his face, a swollen eye, a cut above his eyebrow, a cracked tooth and bruising to his head.

Stokes' police interview at the time lasted 21 minutes, and involved two handwritten statements. "He said it was because it had been injured, not because of what happened but because he had three operations on it?"

Jurors have been shown footage of Stokes brawling with Ali and Hale, who are friends, in the early hours of September 25 past year after walking away from the Bristol nightclub Mbargo. I replied, "Thank you very much".

"I was anxious it might be two on to one and I knew one had had a bottle just before this", he said.

"I grappled with the second guy, in the course of that I can recall hitting him a couple of times".

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