Liverpool legal team secures acquittal of England cricketer

Gordon Cole QC
A legal team from Liverpool this afternoon secured the acquittal of England cricketer Ben Stokes on charges of affray. Mr Stokes was represented in court by Gordon Cole, QC, from Exchange Chambers in Liverpool. His solicitor was Paul Lunt, head of litigation (Liverpool) at Brabners. A jury at Bristol Crown Court acquitted the 27-year-old Durham all-rounder after he gave evidence saying he had acted in self-defence. Mr Stokes was on trial, alongside Ryan Ali, 28, who was cleared of the same charge. A third man, Ryan Hale... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...