Thursday, April 18, 2013

Police horse attacked after Tyne-Wear derby is 'fine'

A police horse attacked when football fans clashed following the Tyne-Wear derby was not hurt, officers said.

Bud, of West Yorkshire's mounted section, was apparently hit while controlling crowds after Newcastle United and Sunderland's game on Sunday.

Northumbria Police said 29 supporters were arrested amid the violence. Five have so far been charged.

Newcastle United, who lost the game 3-0, said it was "embarrassed and appalled" at the violence.

A man arrested on suspicion of attacking the horse was later bailed pending further inquiries.

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