Ben Stokes trial: Cricketer ‘stepped in’ to defend two gay men

Ben Stokes trial: Cricketer ‘stepped in’ to defend two gay men

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage from the arresting officer’s bodycam has been shown to the jury at Mr Stokes’ trial. England cricketer Ben Stokes told a court he “stepped in” to defend two gay men before an alleged brawl. The Durham all-rounder is one of two men accused of fighting outside […]

Ben Stokes ‘was main aggressor in nightclub fight’

Ben Stokes ‘was main aggressor in nightclub fight’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBen Stokes trial: CCTV footage of fight England cricketer Ben Stokes was the “main aggressor” in a fight outside a nightclub, a court has heard. The Durham all-rounder is one of three men accused of fighting in Bristol on 25 September. Bristol Crown Court previously heard Ryan […]

Ben Stokes ‘spiteful and angry to bouncer before nightclub fight’

Ben Stokes ‘spiteful and angry to bouncer before nightclub fight’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ben Stokes arrives at Bristol Crown Court for the second day of his trial England cricketer Ben Stokes was “spiteful and angry” towards a bouncer before he was involved in a fight with two men, a court has heard. The Durham all-rounder is one of three men accused of fighting […]

Cricketer Ben Stokes ‘mocked gay men before nightclub fight’

Cricketer Ben Stokes ‘mocked gay men before nightclub fight’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court after the first day of the trial England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked two gay men and flicked a cigarette butt at one of them before brawling with two other men, a court has heard. The Durham all-rounder, who will miss the second Test against […]

Pakistan election: Imran Khan claims victory amid rigging claims

Pakistan election: Imran Khan claims victory amid rigging claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Imran Khan giving his televised speech from his home on the outskirts of Islamabad Former cricketer Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan’s election, amid accusations of vote rigging by rivals. In a television address, he said: “We were successful and we were given a mandate.” His PTI party is […]

Sri Lanka’s Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished

Sri Lanka’s Galle cricket stadium risks being demolished

Image copyright AFP Image caption England fans watch their team play Sri Lanka at Galle Stadium in 2012 One of the world’s most picturesque cricket stadiums is at risk of being demolished because it threatens the heritage status of a nearby fort. Galle cricket stadium, in southern Sri Lanka, is famed for its stunning views […]