Ben Stokes takes legal action against Sun over story about his mother

Cricketer attacked newspaper’s article about a tragedy in his family as ‘despicable’

Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, have launched legal action against the Sun, after the newspaper last month published a front-page story detailing a tragedy involving the England cricketer’s family.

The case is listed as being an intellectual property claim, relating to copyright, but it is likely to also take into account wider issues around privacy. It could challenge several precedents, given the Sun piece on the cricketer’s family was based on historical press reports and included an interview with family members.

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