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Horse puncher jailed

A Newcastle United football fan who admitted punching a police horse in the face after a Tyne-Wear derby match has been jailed for 12 months.

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12 month jail sentence for punching a horse

It was a bizarre images from a dark day of football violence in the North East.

44-year-old Barry Rogerson was caught on camera punching a police horse following Newcastle's home defeat to Sunderland last April.

He was jailed for 12 months for his crime. Gregg Easteal reports.

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