ENGLAND are determined to resume business as usual at The Oval despite Ben Stokes' arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

There is plenty of it on Wednesday's agenda too, on and off the pitch, as they prepare to name an Ashes squad containing their Test vice-captain at 10am and then Eoin Morgan's white-ball team bid to clinch the Royal London Series against West Indies without the match-winning all-rounder.

The Northern Echo:

England's Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss speaks to the media at the Kia Oval after Ben Stokes was arrested after an incident in Bristol early on Monday and released without charge

Also missing from the fourth match of five - which England will start with a 2-0 lead - is Alex Hales, who spent his Tuesday driving back to Bristol to voluntarily provide his evidence into the disorder which left a man with facial injuries.

Twenty-six-year-old Stokes was arrested after the incident early on Monday morning, then released without charge but under investigation.

Two statements, one from Avon and Somerset police and one from the England and Wales Cricket Board, provided partial explanation of what is so far known to have happened.

The police statement read: "We were called to a disorder in Queens Road, Clifton, at around 2.35am on Monday (25 September).

"A 27-year-old man was found to have suffered facial injuries and was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary for treatment.

"A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and has since been released under investigation."

ECB director Andrew Strauss drove to Bristol on Monday to speak to Stokes but was back in London on Tuesday morning and gave a brief interview to Sky Sports News in which he spelled out that plans to name the Ashes tour party as scheduled remain in place.

"The selectors have been instructed to select the Ashes squad based on form and fitness,'' he said.

The ECB statement was released shortly beforehand, and read: "Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be available for tomorrow's one-day international match against West Indies at The Oval.

"Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol.

"He was held overnight and released under investigation - without charge - late on Monday and will not join the team in London.

"Hales, who was with Stokes on Sunday night, did not train this morning and has returned voluntarily to Bristol today to help police with their inquiries."

England intend to hold their own investigation into the circumstances Stokes and Hales found themselves in the night after the hosts' 124-run win in Bristol.

In the more immediate term, Jason Roy is sure to replace the latter at the top of the order on his home ground, while England have also called up Sam Billings as cover.

As for their Ashes squad, it is expected to contain Stokes as well as the returning James Vince to bat at number three in place of Tom Westley as England seek to solve the riddle of their flaky middle order either side of ultra-reliable captain Joe Root.

Ben Stokes' career in numbers:

122 - appearances for England - 39 Tests, 62 one-day and 21 Twenty20 internationals.

73 - his score in Sunday's third one-day international against the West Indies in Bristol, hours before his arrest.

258 - the career-best score he made against South Africa in a January 2016 Test in Cape Town. It came from just 198 balls and was the second-fastest Test double century ever, as well as the highest score from number six.

35.72 & 33.93 - Stokes' Test batting average is higher than his bowling average, the typical goal for an all-rounder.

5-61 - his impressive career-best ODI bowling figures, against Australia in 2013 in just his fourth game in the format. His best in any format is seven for 67, for Durham against Sussex in the 2014 County Championship.

£1.7million - the price paid for Stokes by Rising Pune Supergiant at this year's Indian Premier League auction, the highest ever for an overseas player.

2009 - the year Stokes made his professional debut, in a one-day match for Durham against Surrey at the Oval. His first England match, an ODI against Ireland, came two years later.

Ben Stokes' history of controversial incidents:

December 2011

Stokes had already made his one-day and T20 debuts for England when he was arrested, and later cautioned, for a obstructing police on a pre-Christmas night out. As he was not centrally contracted, the ECB did not get involved in the incident, but Durham said in a statement: "Durham CCC takes any matter that potentially brings the club into disrepute very seriously and will invoke internal discipline procedures where appropriate."

February 2013

Alongside team-mate Matt Coles, Stokes was unceremoniously sent home from an England Lions tour of Australia after flouting rules on drinking. Lions coach David Parsons said at the time: "On a very challenging tour to Australia, both Matt and Ben have ignored the instructions given to them around their match preparation and recovery. Following previous warnings, it is regrettable that it has been necessary to terminate their involvement in the tour."Stokes later said the incident helped him become a more professional player and increased his determination to prove he had the temperament for international cricket.

March 2014

The all-rounder was ruled out of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after breaking his right hand during a one-day international in Barbados. He would not be the first batsman to suffer a fracture on duty in the Caribbean but this was a self-inflicted blow, coming after he punched a locker in response to being run out for a duck. The incident stunted his upward trajectory at international level and he still blanches at the memory.

June 2016

After being caught speeding for the fourth time, Stokes was summoned to Northallerton Magistrates Court, where he was fined £830 and warned a further offence within the next six months could lead to a prison sentence. His counsel said in court: "He is very much aware that this sends out the wrong message, that a professional sportsman has been captured speeding on four separate occasions."

August 2017

After a stump mic picked up Stokes' swearing during the Headingley Test against the West Indies, he pleaded guilty to a breach of the ICC disciplinary code and received one demerit point. That took his total to three - one away from an international ban.