Bristol couple defend Ben Stokes' actions

Kai and William say Ben Stokes was defending them Credit: ITV News

The Bristol couple who Ben Stokes says he was defending from homophobic abuse say he 'didn't deserve being put through a trial'.

The England cricketer has been found not guilty of affray after a brawl outside the Mbargo nightclub in September last year.

Kai Barry and William O'Connor told ITV News they were really thankful for what he did, after they were being threatened with homophobic abuse.

In a statement Avon and Somerset Police say: