'Horse Puncher' To Be Sentenced!
Barry Rogerson, who punched a horse during the Tyne-Wear Derby, will be sentenced next month after admitting violent disorder.
Barry Rogerson, 45, of Hartlands, Bedlington admitted a charge of violent disorder when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday.The 45-year-old brought shame on Tyneside when he was caught on camera punching a police horse as trouble flared on the streets of Newcastle after the Magpies were defeated 3-0 at home by Sunderland.Wearing a dark suit he shared the dock with five others who also admitted violent disorder.Rogerson, of Hartlands, Bedlington, Northumberland, previously denied the offence.He was photographed with a scarf over his face punching Bud, a horse working for West Yorkshire Police, as Newcastle fans turned on officers, having been unable to get to jubilant Sunderland supporters outside the ground.Robert Adams, defending, asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared before he is dealt with next month. The details of the case were not opened.Well-wishers sent Bud gifts, including Polo mints, to his stables. The horse suffered no ill-effects from the attack, the force said at the time.Rogerson and the others were granted conditional bail, stating that they must stay away from Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and England games.Rogerson will be sentenced on October 24.
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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