England cricket star Ben Stokes was arrested on Monday following an incident near Mbargo nightclub in Clifton at 2:35 am.
Stokes, 26, was in Bristol as part of the England team that saw off West Indies in a One Day International (ODI) clash on Sunday.
He is now expected to miss Wednesday’s fourth ODI against West Indies alongside 28-year old Alex Hales, who has agreed to return to Bristol so as to help police with their inquiries into the incident.
Confirming the arrest, a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board said: “Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol,”
“He was held overnight and released under investigation – without charge – late on Monday and will not join the team in London.
“Hales, who was with Stokes on Sunday night, did not train this morning and has returned voluntarily to Bristol today to help police with their inquiries. You will understand that we cannot offer further detail at this stage but will provide any updates when we can.” the statement added.
Stokes had a very good game on Sunday as he scored 73 runs from 63 balls during a 132-run partnership with Joe Root in Bristol to help England beat West Indies by 124 runs to take a 2-0 lead in their five-match ODI series, with one game abandoned.