"These men were speaking to the gay guys in what I would call a harsh and abusive way", the statement said.
In statements provided to the police in the aftermath of the incident and read to the court on the third day of the trial - the first time since the incident that Stokes' version of events has been made public - he also claimed that two men (Kai Barry and William O'Connor), who he claims had been subjected to "nasty homophobic abuse" from Ali and Hale, thanked him for protecting them.
"I chose to intervene and asked Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale to stop abusing Kai and William. I can only guess I thought I was going to be attacked". "Obviously it all happened very quickly but I am clear that I felt under threat of immediate attack from both these men and I did what I did only in order to defend myself".
Footage from a body camera worn by PC Stacey Alway, who arrested Mr Stokes, was shown to the jury.
"I decided at this point matters had become too serious to ignore and that I had to intervene to stop Ryan Ali", Stokes told police. And Stokes replied: "Because he was abusing my two friends for being gay".
On the CCTV footage shown to the jury, Stokes and fellow England cricketer Alex Hales are seen catching up with the four and overtaking them and then, the prosecution claimed, Stokes can be seen turning to look back at Barry and Ali. He said the pair "scuffled" on the floor, before Hale grabbed him from behind.
The Spain worldwide was signed by the Emirates club from Deportivo La Coruna for £17m in the summer of 2016. Spanish striker Lucas Perez has joined Premier League side West Ham from Arsenal in a deadline day deal.
The documents acknowledge that the duo had an "informal arrangement", but that Pitt has not lived up to that agreement. Meanwhile, a second source tells ET, " Brad always fulfills his commitments" when it comes to his children.
That system will be developed over the next 100 days and implementation will occur sometime after that, she said . That increase is down from the former government's scheduled increase of 3 per cent which was set for October.
The idea that family-based immigration could be labeled as "dirty" might have a lot to do with the Knavs' son-in-law. The Knavses, both in their 70s, raised Melania Trump in Sevnica, a Slovenian town of around 4,500 people.
Now Coleman will need to take that step with the Bills, where he will need to get acclimated to Buffalo's offense in short order. Buffalo entered training camp with Kelvin Benjamin as its top receiver and questions down the rest of its depth chart.
In some cities like Shiraz riot police forces used tear gas to push back protesters, according to Radio Zamaneh. He noted that Washington is ready to move to Tehran, but it "requires huge changes in the Iranian regime".
Vincent and the Grenadines and the United Kingdom , and Manafort was listed as the beneficial owner on at least some of them. Prosecutors have pointed out that Manafort listed the Manhattan loft as a rental on his tax returns in previous years.
Six other people were arrested along with the couple last autumn - with several men already convicted in separate trials. It said the mother was aware from the start of the man's pedophile tendencies and previous conviction.
Asked on Twitter whether Musk would continue to be CEO under such a scenario, he replied there would be "no change". Musk's proposed premium over Tesla's existing share price might not be enough to persuade shareholders to sell.
Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The Post reported a few weeks later that Trump Jr.'s initial misleading statement had been "dictated" by Trump.
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They haven't been entirely successful, the Journal added, with at least one bank (JPMorgan) declining due to privacy concerns. When news of the potential partnerships became public, Facebook shares increased by about 3.5% through midday.
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The two fires, which have threatened more than 9,000 structures, have not merged, but officials are counting them as one. The fire is entering its third week, with 163,000 acres burned and more than 1,000 homes lost.
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That means the annual deficit would likely surpass last year's $552 billion total trade gap and hit the highest level since 2008. The deficit climbed $3 billion to $46.3 billion in June from $43.2 billion in May, the Commerce Department reported Friday .