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Stokes arrives at court to face affray trial

AFP  |  Bristol 

England arrived at court on Monday, where he will go on trial for

The all-rounder and two other men are jointly charged over a fracas in on September 25 last year -- several hours after England had played a one-day international against the in the city.

Stokes, 27, and and all deny the charge.

Wearing a blue suit and red tie, was driven to the city's in a and walked straight into the building flanked by the media.

The charge he faces states that their "conduct was such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his personal safety".

A 27-year-old man allegedly suffered a fractured eye socket in the incident, at which fellow England was also present.

The trial is expected to last between five and seven days in courtroom one.

missed the Ashes after being suspended from playing for England. Without him, England lost the Ashes to 4-0.

He has since played in the Test series against and He starred on Saturday as England beat at Stokes and the two other men are on bail.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 18:05 IST