Stokes, the England cricketer who is standing trial for affray alongside Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, was also described as feeling "vulnerable and frightened" as the incident unfolded and claimed that, having seen at least one bottle used in the brawl, feared his opponents had "demonstrated a willingness to use weapons in attacking people".
Det Con Daniel Adams, the officer in the case, told the court Mr Hale "returns with what appears to be a metal pole with a t-bar on it".
The 27-year-old Durham all-rounder is accused of affray in the Clifton Triangle area of Bristol during the early hours of September 25 last year.
Further CCTV footage showed Stokes approaching a retreating Ali, Adams said, adding: "From this point it is very hard to identify who is involved".
The jurors were shown security camera footage of Ali and Hale holding beer bottles along with Kai Barry and William O'Connor, who the prosecution described as "flamboyant, extrovert and openly gay" regulars at the nightclub.
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Jurors have previously heard claims that Mr Hales, who was never arrested in relation to the incident, stamped and kicked Ali as he lay on the floor. Ali, Spure said, was "trying to back away or move away from the situation" before the punch was thrown. "I walked into the road to try to separate the group and get in between them", Mr. Spure told the jury.
"I decided at this point matters had become too serious to ignore and that I had to intervene to stop Ryan Ali".
- "I was worried": Stokes -In a later statement, Stokes told officers: "These men were speaking to the gay guys in what I would call a harsh and abusive way".
"One of the guys responded - he said "shut up or I'll bottle you" in an aggressive tone to me".
When she told him to leave Mr. Stokes, who had been placed in a police van, the court heard that Mr.
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"It was homophobic in nature".
Stokes told police: "I can hear on the video Alex shouting".
"I was anxious it might be two on to one and I knew one had had a bottle just before this", he said.
Stokes added he "felt under threat of immediate attack from both these men and I did what I did only in order to defend myself".
The trial, expected to last five to seven days, continues.
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