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本斯托克斯’ wife last night denied claims the England ace tried to throttle her after photos emerged of them at a cricket awards party.

One image shows the all-rounder with his hand on Clare’s neck following the Professional 蟋蟀ers’ Association Awards.

Reports claimed the couple were involved in a heated bust-up at the event last week.
The pictures were posted online yesterday with a report alleging Ben had “choked” his wife.

But Clare insisted claims her husband had been violent towards her were “nonsense” on social media just minutes after the images first surfaced.

本斯托克斯 appears to grab wife Clare
本斯托克斯 and wife Clare at their home in County Durham

She posted a snap of them from the night alongside a photo of herself jokingly grabbing the cricketer’s face in their car.

Clare wrote: “Unbelievable what nonsense these people will make up!

“Me and Ben messing about squishing up each other’s faces cos that’s how we show affection and some pap tries to twist it into
a crazy story.

“And all before we then have a romantic McDonald’s 20 mins later.”

本斯托克斯 with wife Clare
The couple are seen at the event in London

Stokes later shared Clare’s message next to a kissing emoji with his 600,000 Twitter followers.

In a statement to the Mirror, Ben said: “I have become used to people making stuff up about me, but of all the topics not to mess with domestic abuse has to be at the top of the list.

“It’s an incredibly serious issue for thousands of women – and men – who do suffer domestic abuse.

Clare points at England cricket star Joe Root
Clare is seen speaking to Stokes

“For it to be toyed with for cheap headlines in this way just damages the cause of those who are abused.

“Clare is a strong, independent woman who can speak for herself.

“We have a wonderful relationship and I never tire of saying how lucky I am to be with her.

The couple at their home in County Durham
Clare uploaded an image of the couple in the car on social media

“We both had a great night at the PCA Awards, ending with us dining out at McDonald’s together.

“To falsify and spread these kind of allegations so willingly is totally irresponsible.”

本斯托克斯 and wife Clare
Stokes seen carrying the McDonalds bag on the night

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“The way that this has come across is so far removed from what it was.

“It was a stressful 45 minutes for us when we found out, but we wanted to address it as quickly as we could.”