ELEVEN men, including one from Northwich and one from Winsford, will stand trial next year in connection with a huge brawl at a wedding.

Up to 50 guests were reportedly involved in fighting during the reception at the Daresbury Park Hotel on the evening of June 26 last year.

Wedding party members allegedly barricaded themselves inside the function room at the Chester Road site when police attended at around 11.30pm.

Dozens of officers were called to the scene, with 30 police cars rushing to the area according to eyewitnesses.

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Police at the Daresbury Park Hotel after a huge brawl at a wedding reception

Warrington Hospital even declared a major incident, with senior management called in during the night to assist.

But only three patients were taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries.

A total of 11 suspects were charged with violent disorder over the incident earlier this year, and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

And they are now due to face a trial at Chester Crown Court in November 2021.

The men who were charged are:

  • Robert Reilly, of Bletchley in Buckinghamshire, aged 27
  • Brian Stokes, of Crewe, aged 23
  • Edward Joseph Stokes, of Crewe, aged 19
  • Edward William Stokes, of Milton Keynes, aged 26
  • Edward Stokes, of Crewe, aged 48
  • John Steven Stokes, of Nantwich, aged 25
  • John Stokes, of London, aged 21
  • Michael Stokes, of Crewe, aged 54
  • Stephen Stokes, of Northwich, aged 22
  • Terry Stokes, of Winsford, aged 34
  • Thomas Stokes, of Milton Keynes, aged 28