Horse punch man jailed for 12 months

A football fan who admitted punching a police horse after a derby day match has been jailed for 12 months.

The 45-year-old Barry Rogerson, of Bedlington, Northumberland, attacked the animal outside St James' Park after the game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on April 14.

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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.