The confrontation left a man with a fractured eye socket and saw Stokes suspended from international cricket until "further notice" by the England and Wales Cricket Board, meaning he missed the Ashes series in Australia.
BREAKING NEWS:— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 15, 2018
Cricket star Ben Stokes charged with affray after that fight outside a nightclub.
If convicted, could face lengthy prison sentence. pic.twitter.com/a4l5DdBYpB
Confirming the criminal charge, a spokesperson for England's Crown Prosecution Service said: "The CPS was passed a file of evidence by Avon and Somerset Police on 29 November in relation to an incident of disorder in Bristol city centre.
Statement from @ECB_cricket re Ben Stokes.— Test Match Special (@bbctms) January 15, 2018
“ECB is aware that Ben Stokes has been charged with affray in relation to an incident in Bristol in September.
“The Board will now convene within 48 hours to decide on Ben Stokes’ availability to represent England at this stage. pic.twitter.com/ynZ8v3J6tQ