England cricketer Ben Stokes is on trial accused of fighting outside a Bristol nightclub.
The 27-year-old Durham all-rounder is charged with affray in an alleged incident in September last year in which a man suffered a broken eye socket.
Stokes, of Stockton Road in Castle Eden, Durham, denied the charges via video link from New Zealand when he was on duty with the England squad.
He is accused jointly with Ryan Hale and Ryan Aslam Ali. Hale, 27, of Burghill Road, Westbury-on-Trym and 28-year-old Ali, of Forest Road, Bristol, also deny affray.
Ryan Hale was cleared of affray during the fourth day of the trial following direction from the Judge.
Stokes, Hale and Ali were detained early on September 25 following a disturbance in Clifton Triangle several hours after England played a one-day international versus the West Indies.
The trial began at Bristol Crown Court on Monday morning (August 6) and is set to last seven days.
On day one the court heard how Stokes mimicked the ‘camp behaviour’ of two men. The jury also heard how he was captured on CCTV knocking a man for six, but says he was doing so as a result of homophobic abuse towards two gay men.
On day two the jury heard a student filmed the brawl and was then told the England cricketer was involved. The Sun newspaper then turned up at his door at 7am to get the foorage.
The court also watched CCTV showing Ben Stokes ‘flick a cigarette’ at men and try to get into Mbargo after closing time, offering the doorman £300.
On day three of the trial, the court heard from an off-duty police officer who said there appeared to be a ‘main aggressor’ who had ‘ginger or light brown hair’.
Day four saw Stokes take to the stand. He told the court he had acted in self defence and had not been homophobic towards two men, but had been trying to defend them.
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