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Ben Stokes named in England Ashes Test squad despite arrest outside Bristol nightclub

Ben Stokes has been named in the England Ashes Test squad Credit: PA

Durham cricketer Ben Stokes has been named in the England Ashes Test squad despite his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

The 26-year-old all-rounder remains under investigation after being released without charge following an incident in Bristol early on Monday morning.

But Stokes has been included in a 16-man squad which is scheduled to head to Australia on October 28.

Following the alleged incident in Bristol Stokes was left out of the England side to face West Indies on Wednesday in the fourth one-day international at The Oval, where the Ashes squad was announced.

However, the ECB confirmed he has retained the vice-captaincy.