A man has been arrested after punching a horse following England’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia.
Avon and Somerset Police were patrolling the streets of Weston-super-Mare during and after Wednesday night’s match, along with police horses Quantock and Jubilee.
The force said that after dealing with a disorder at the end of the match, a man assaulted an officer and punched Quantock.
Our beautiful Boys Jubilee & Quantock on their way home from @ASPWSM after dealing with disorder at the end of #England game. Male arrested for assault PC. Also arrested criminal damage for punching Quantock #NeverAcceptable to assault officers or animals! #QuantockisnotHurt pic.twitter.com/xPd8IYiFsC— ASPoliceHorses (@ASPoliceHorses) July 11, 2018
The man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and criminal damage for punching the horse.
Later, the force tweeted a picture of the two horses in their paddock.
Quantock & Jubilee are out in the paddock this morning, chilling and doing what they love the most.. Eating. 😊🐴Quantock is well and we hope our colleagues who were assaulted last night are ok this morning too. 👮♂️ pic.twitter.com/vdexMQKtRS— ASPoliceHorses (@ASPoliceHorses) July 12, 2018
“Quantock is well and we hope our colleagues who were assaulted last night are ok this morning too,” the force said.
- Press Association