Cricketer Ben Stokes arrived at Bristol Crown Courtroom this morning for the ultimate day of his trial over a avenue brawl the place he knocked out two males.
Stokes, 27, claims he was defending himself from an ‘assault with weapons’ having confronted Ryan Hale, 27, and Ryan Ali, 28, within the early hours of September 25 final yr over their ‘nasty’ homophobic language in the direction of homosexual pair Kai Barry and William O’Connor.
The England and Durham all-rounder is on trial alongside Ali, whom he’s alleged to have knocked out exterior Mbargo nightclub in Bristol.
Ali and Stokes each deny fees of affray. Mr Hale was acquitted of the identical cost final week.
Stokes claims he suffered a ‘reminiscence blackout’ on the evening.
In the present day is the ultimate day of trial, with the jury set to start deliberations later.
The cricketer earlier instructed jurors he had drank two to a few pints at his resort, adopted by 5 – 6 vodka-lemonades and ‘probably some Jaegerbombs’ whereas clubbing in Bristol.
However he firmly rejected claims he was ‘actually very drunk’ by the point the time of the brawl.
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