7 Aug 2018

Ben Stokes on trial over 'significant violence'

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 7 August 2018

The New Zealand born cricketer Ben Stokes faced trial for affray in England, with prosectuors claiming he mocked two gay men and knocked another two men unconscious. The jury at Bristol Crown Court heard the world's most expensive cricketer engaged in "a sustained episode of significant violence that left onlookers shocked". One man involved, Ryan Ali, suffered significant injuries, including a fractured eye socket, and required hospital treatment. Our correspondent in London is Catherine Drew. She joins us with the details.