Ben Stokes Responds To Being Charged By English Police

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Ben Stokes has taken to Twitter after being charged with affray by Avon and Somerset Police.

Stokes was charged along with two other men over an incident which occurred at a nightclub in Bristol in November.

Stokes posted a statement in response around an hour after the charges were confirmed.

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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) issued a statement confirming charges had been laid overnight Australian time.

"The CPS was passed a file of evidence by Avon and Somerset Police on 29 November in relation to an incident of disorder in Bristol city centre,” a CPS spokesperson said.

"Further material was subsequently received in late December. Following a review of all the available evidence, the CPS has today authorised the police to charge three men with affray in connection with the incident."

A man sustained a fractured eye socket in the incident, while Stokes was suspended indefinitely by the ECB and missed England’s 4-0 Ashes loss.

The ECB has not yet decided on a course of action in regards to Stokes.

“ECB is aware that Ben Stokes has been charged with affray in relation to an incident in Bristol in September,” an ECB spokesperson said in a statement.

“The Board will now convene within 48 hours to decide on Ben Stokes’ availability to represent England at this stage.

“A further announcement will be made in due course.”

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