Ben Stokes appearing in the court for the hearing on the street
Bristol: The court, hearing the case of the case related to Ben Stokes, was told that the England cricketer had lost his temper and had foiled two people in a fight on the road.
Prosecutor’s lawyer Nicholas Courcelles told the jury at the Bristol Crown Court in south-west England that “Stokes was working with the intention to punish, retaliate or punish, and was involved in violence.”
Besides the 27-year-old Stokes, who played a key role in England’s victory against India in the first Test at Edgbaston, the hearing is being held against Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale in this case. All three have denied accusations of fighting.
The prosecution counsel told that “On September 25 last year, they were also drinking alcohol in Bristol nightclub. This quarrel came out after two o’clock in the night. It has been alleged that they were involved in threatening each other and in the case of illegal violence.
Courcelles said, “Only the accused can tell how this fight started and it could be stopped immediately.”
He said, “After the incident, Stokes lost his temper and started attacking with intent to change, retaliate, and punish. It was more than self-defense or any other defense. ”
Courcelles said, “He made Hale unconscious and then did the same with Ali.”
He said, “Ali suffered a lot of injuries and he also suffered injuries in his eyes due to which he had to undergo treatment in the hospital.” People around were stunned by it. ”
In the context of the other two accused, Courcelles said, “Ali used the bottle in the beginning and finally Hale struck with a broken street sign.”
After this incident, Stokes was suspended and he did not play in the Ashes from England, which Australia won 4-0.
After that, he played in the Test series against New Zealand and Pakistan. In the first Test at Edgbaston, Stokes played an important role in England’s victory over India.
Apart from Stokes, two other people are on bail in this case.
In this whole case, the punishment is yet to be announced.