Newcastle horse punch man claims to be 'animal lover'

Barry Rogerson, the man seen punching a police horse during the football violence in Newcastle at the weekend, has insisted he is an animal lover.

I reacted stupidly. I did not go out to attack a horse.

I love animals - I've got three dogs, a fish pond out the back and I feed foxes across the road.

– Barry Rogerson, speaking to the Daily Mirror

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