England fan arrested for punching police horse following World Cup defeat

first_imgThe force said that after dealing with a disorder at the end of the match, a man assaulted an officer and punched Quantock three times.The man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and criminal damage for punching the horse.There were 13 incidents of disorder in the area on the night relating to the football reported. An England fan has been arrested for punching a police horse following England’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia.When the incident happened, members of Avon and Somerset Police were patrolling Weston-super-Mare after Wednesday night’s match, along with police horses Quantock and Jubilee. The incident took place in Weston-super-Mare following England’s defeat to Croatia at World Cup 2018. 1 This behaviour will not be tolerated. pic.twitter.com/UscVFpZ6bX— Avon&Somerset Police (@ASPolice) July 12, 2018Chief inspector John Holt said: “This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will ensure all those involved in this disorder will be dealt with robustly.“In particular, I would condemn in the strongest terms the individual who punched a police horse, which was there to ensure the safety of those enjoying the match.“While England’s heroes won the pride and respect of everyone in Russia, these individuals have let themselves down and should be ashamed to call themselves fans.”last_img read more