A football fan who was filmed attempting to punch a police horse has told ITV News that he is ashamed of his actions.
A police horse seen being punched by a football fan is "safe and well" this morning, its police force said.
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A 45-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of violent disorder by Northumbria Police, following an incident involving a police horse, has been released on police bail.
Two further men - aged 41 and 18 - and a youth aged 15 - who were also arrested on suspicion of violent disorder by British Transport Police have also been bailed, pending further inquiries.
A West Yorkshire Police horse who was attacked in football riots at the weekend is back recovering in his paddock today. This was Bud at home in Wakefield this morning - after his ordeal in Newcastle yesterday
He was controlling crowds at the Newcastle versus Sunderland match when a fan apparently tried to punch him. His alleged attacker was arrested and bailed. Bud's handlers say he's now doing well.
Police are appealing to members of the public to get in touch with any information or footage that might help their investigation into the disorder by football fans after this Sunday's derby match.
Chief Superintendent Steve Neill spoke to ITV News about the need to bring the fans involved in the violence to justice.
Inspector Trevor Thackray, of West Yorkshire Police's mounted section, said police horse Bud was having a day off after being punched during troubled that followed yesterday's Tyne-Wear derby.
"We are pleased to say that Bud is totally fine and resting up after Sunday's eventful operation in Newcastle," he said.
"Our police horses are used to dealing with all types of disorder so, while the images on the news may have looked shocking, Bud wasn't hurt and his regular training ensures that he his acclimatised to this type of situation.
"The West Yorkshire Police mounted section is a well-regarded unit and our horses and officers are hugely experienced, so Bud will be back on the streets the next time duty calls."
Three British Transport Police officers were injured in disorder at Newcastle Central Station after the derby match between Newcastle United and Sunderland yesterday.
- A female officer was taken to hospital after a brick was thrown at her shoulder
- A male officers was left with a black eye after he was elbowed in the face
- A male sergeant received facial and leg injuries when he was struck by a thrown ballast
The force made four arrests in addition to 29 made by Northumbria Police, for offences including violent disorder and being drunk and disorderly.
Newcastle United management have promised to impose lifetime bans on fans found guilty of "disturbances and disorder" in the aftermath of the club's defeat to local rivals Sunderland yesterday.
A club statement said:
We were embarrassed and appalled by the behaviour of a minority of so-called fans who last night were involved in disturbances and disorder in Newcastle city centre after the match.
Newcastle United have been working with Northumbria Police, and will continue to do so, in order to identify all of the individuals concerned.
– Newcastle United
The Club will take the strongest possible action against those involved in the disturbances and will impose immediate lifetime bans on all those found guilty.
These deplorable individuals have no place at Newcastle United and bring shame on the Club and the vast majority of its proper, law-abiding, fans.
Northumbria Police have asked the public for help identifying the perpetrators of today's derby match violence in Newcastle.
The force also praised its officers for their "professionalism and bravery":
Anyone with info about people in the images from #Newcastle city centre after the match today, call us on 101
Officers commended for their professionalism and bravery today in getting #Newcastle city centre quickly back to normality.
Police said they have arrested 29 people so far following Sunderland's 3-0 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park.
"Following the match there were a series of sporadic incidents of disorder in Newcastle city centre involving what appear to be Newcastle United supporters", Northumbria Police said in a statement.
The 29 people were arrested "in the main for public order type offences", the force added.
Bins have been raided for missiles and some have been set alight during disorder in Newcastle following the derby against Sunderland.