Ben Stokes describes Sun story about family as 'immoral and heartless'

Stokes played a key part as England won the World Cup and then drew 2-2 with Australia in the Ashes

England batsman Ben Stokes says the Sun newspaper’s front-page story about his family is “utterly disgusting” and the “lowest form of journalism”.

Stokes said the newspaper article deals with “deeply personal and traumatic events” that affected his New Zealand-based family more than 30 years ago.

Stokes, 28, who starred as England won the World Cup this summer, called the article “immoral and heartless”.

The Sun told the BBC it had received the co-operation of a family member.

It added that the events described were “a matter of public record” and “the subject of extensive front-page publicity in New Zealand at the time”.

In a statement