Stokes 'main aggressor' in Bristol episode, court told

A nightclub bouncer told the court Stokes ridiculed his appearance

The jury on Wednesday in the Ben Stokes affray trial at Bristol Crown Court was shown security camera footage of the brawl outside Bristol nightclub Mbargo between the England cricketer and Ryan Ali, Ryan Hale.

Stokes, the England cricketer who is standing trial for affray alongside Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, was also described as feeling "vulnerable and frightened" as the incident unfolded and claimed that, having seen at least one bottle used in the brawl, feared his opponents had "demonstrated a willingness to use weapons in attacking people". All three men deny the charges. While I was trying to stop the fighting, one of the males struck the other in the head with a clenched fist.

He was alleged to have offered £300 (NZ$570) to gain entry, but was denied.

Stokes starred on Saturday as England beat India in the first Test at Edgbaston.

Stokes said he and Ali scuffled on the floor, with Hale - also with a bottle - then becoming involved. "He had a green T-shirt on".

"In response one of the guys said 'Shut the f*** up and f**** off or I'll bottle you.' At the time he was holding a bottle in his right hand".

"The individual seemed to be the main aggressor or was progressing forward trying to get to another individual", he told the court.

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In a statement provided to police and heard in court, Stokes said he only stepped in after hearing two men being homophobic toward two other men.

Stokes added he "felt under threat of immediate attack from both these men and I did what I did only in order to defend myself". I told them I would not have a job to go back to in the morning.

Cunningham claims Stokes started mimicking the voices and gestures of two gay nightclub patrons, Kai Barry and William O'Connor, in a derogatory manner.

Stokes told officers: "I said something like "leave it out, you shouldn't be taking the p*** because they're gay".

- "I was worried": Stokes -In a later statement, Stokes told officers: "These men were speaking to the gay guys in what I would call a harsh and abusive way".

Police constable Stacey Alway, who arrested Stokes at the scene, said he was calm and compliant when she dealt with him.

The CCTV footage shows Mr Hales behind Mr Stokes and the cricketer approaching a retreating Mr Ali, jurors were told. Hales said: "I feel bad".

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