Sport Ben Stokes pleads not guilty to affray at Bristol Court

13:36  13 february  2018
13:36  13 february  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Stokes to travel to New Zealand

  Stokes to travel to New Zealand The ECB have announced all-rounder Ben Stokes will travel to New Zealand to meet up with the England squad after he pleaded not guilty to affray at Bristol Magistrates’ Court this morning. In an official statement, the ECB said: “Having entered his plea at Bristol Magistrates Court today, Ben Stokes will now travel to New Zealand to join the England squad,” “Any decision to include him in upcoming matches will be made by Head Coach Trevor Bayliss and the England management team. He is not currently being considered for the ongoing International T20 Tri-Series.” Whilst Stokes will not be considered for the remaining T20 match in the tri-series which England are now eliminated from, he will be available for the ODIs beginning on February 25, and the test series starting March 22. Stokes will travel down under tomorrow, and it has been confirmed he will not be required to appear at teh fiorst hearing at Bristol Crown Court on March 12.

Ben Stokes has pleaded not guilty to affray at Bristol Magistrates' Court following an incident outside a nightclub, and will face a crown court trial. The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder - who missed the Ashes after being suspended from playing for England

Ben Stokes has pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray over an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. His case was referred to Bristol Crown Court , with a first hearing set for March 12, although he may yet still be able to join England's tour of New Zealand.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes pleaded not guilty to affray at Bristol Magistrates’ Court after he was charged due to an incident outside a nightclub back in September 2017.

The 26-year-old claims that he acted in self defence and has been released on bail. His trial will now take place at Bristol Crown Court on March 12th.

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During the hearing, District Judge Simon Cooper said:

“From what I have seen, heard and read this was an indecent of sustained violence in area of the night time economy of Bristol. All had been drinking, weapons were involved at start of the incident. Significant injury was caused to one of the people. The mater does fall within the top level of my sentencing guidelines. On pleas of not guilty, I am satisfied that the likely sentence for at least one of these alleged participants is well in excess of this court’s sentencing powers for a charge of affray. This case will be tried in the Crown Court. I note that there is considerable national interest in the matter.”

England Cricketer Ben Stokes On Trial For Affray © Matt Cardy/Getty Images News England Cricketer Ben Stokes On Trial For Affray

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