Cumbria's Ben Stokes spotted at Heathrow heading to The Ashes in Australia

Cumbria's Ben Stokes spotted at Heathrow heading to The Ashes in Australia

Cumbria's Ben Stokes spotted at Heathrow heading to The Ashes in Australia

Ben Stokes is not on his way to rescue the Ashes campaign just yet.

The Test vice-captain was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following the incident.

While the 26-year-old was travelling Down Under, he is believed to be undertaking a private trip to New Zealand and visiting family.

A picture was doing the rounds on Twitter on Tuesday morning (Australian time) supposedly showing Stokes, cricket gear and all, at Heathrow Airport en route to Australia.

"He is not on his way to the Ashes, England Lions or any other official training camps", the European Central Bank said.

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That prompted frenzied speculation he could be poised to fly down under.

Reports have emerged over recent days that he would be available for the third test in Perth, but the English Cricket Board is yet to make a statement regarding his availability or travel plans.

Stokes is now unavailable for selection against Australia due to a police investigation regarding a brawl in Bristol on September 25 (local time).

It is understood there no legal restrictions preventing Stokes from leaving the country, but he is still part of an ongoing enquiry by Avon and Somerset Police.

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