Avon & Somerset Police to ‘seek charging advice’ over Stokes incident

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By Jonny Leighfield

Avon & Somerset Police have completed their investigation into the incident involving England all-rounder Ben Stokes and are now “seeking charging advice.”

Stokes was released under investigation following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub on September 25 in which a man suffered a fractured eye socket.

Avon & Somerset Police have now passed their findings on to the Crown Prosecution Service.

In a statement, Avon & Somerset Police said: “We’re now in a position to provide an update on our investigation into a disorder in Bristol which happened during the early hours of Monday, 25 September.

“A 27-year-old man suffered a fractured eye socket in the incident on Queen’s Road, Clifton.

“A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and was later released under investigation.

“Three other men, aged 26, 27 and 28 have all voluntarily attended police stations for interview.

“Today (29/11), we have passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service and are now seeking charging advice.”

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