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Ben Stokes 'victim' was left bloodied, witness tells trial

Ben Stokes 'victim' was left bloodied, witness tells trial

Ali and Hale are also standing trial accused of affray.

Mark Spure, an off-duty police community support officer for Avon and Somerset Police, described Stokes as the "main aggressor".

Ben Stokes was told "shut up or I'll bottle you" after he took exception to two men acting in a "homophobic" way, a court has been told. He said "matters had become too serious to ignore and that I had to intervene".

Cunningham said he did not step in until Stokes flicked a cigarette butt at the men.

Mr Cunningham, who has four gold front teeth and tattoos said: "The ginger one offered me £60 and asked me if that would get them in". I struck Ryan Ali with my right hand just after he had delivered the blow on Kai and as he came at me with the bottle and had it raised. "As I was on my own, when I separated two of them more people carried on behind me", the statement continued.

Stokes told police: "I can hear on the video Alex shouting".

Bouncer Andrew Cunningham who was at Mbargo nightclub that night in his statement to the court said that the cricketers arrived at the club after it was closed past 2:00 AM on September 25, 2017.

CCTV images show Stokes and Mr Hales catching up with Ali, Hale, Mr Barry and Mr O'Connor on a nearby street.

England Cricketer Ben Stokes walks into Bristol Crown Court on August 6, 2018 in Bristol, England.

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Ali was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary by ambulance, with doctors noting that he had suffered a fracture to the left side of his face.

Hale sustained a 1.5in laceration to his forehead - consistent with blunt trauma.

Mr. Stokes, in a written statement given to police after he had been arrested, said he had acted in self-defence when punching Mr. Ali and Mr.

Mr Stokes, of Castle Eden, Durham, was arrested in the early hours along with Mr Ali, of Bristol, and Mr Hale, of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.

Pc Stacey Alway told the court how she was on duty with a colleague in a patrol vehicle when they saw a man, Ali, lying in the carriageway of Queen's Road with another person tending to him.

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

PC Stacey Alway, one of the two officers who were first on scene, said Mr Spure pointed out Stokes as the aggressor.

Images released today show the injuries sustained by Ali and Hale after allegedly being attacked by Stokes, hours after England beat the West Indies in a one-day worldwide in the city.


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