2:16 pm, Thu 26 Sep 2013
A man accused of punching a horse, after Newcastle United's home derby last April, has pleaded guilty to a charge of violent disorder.
Barry Rogerson from Bedlington appeared at Newcastle Crown Court this morning.
He will be sentenced next month. Frances Read reports.
2:35 pm, Mon 09 Sep 2013
A football fan accused of punching a police horse has appeared in court charged with violent disorder.
Barry Rogerson, 45, was charged after trouble flared when Newcastle United lost three nil at home to Sunderland in April.
He appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court this morning for a brief hearing where he denied the charge.
1:47 pm, Mon 09 Sep 2013
A football fan from Northumberland who is accused of punching a police horse has denied violent disorder.
Barry Rogerson, 45, was charged after trouble flared when Newcastle United lost 3-0 at home against their arch-rivals Sunderland in April.
Rogerson, wearing a dark suit, appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court for a brief hearing where he denied the offence.
Jim Hope, prosecuting, said: "The Crown's position is these matters are so serious they can only be dealt with at the crown court."
District Judge Stephen Earl told Rogerson he must appear at Newcastle Crown Court on September 23.
Rogerson, of Hartlands, Bedlington, was granted conditional bail.