Tyne-Wear derby 'horse punch' fan denies violent disorder

Barry Rogerson at Newcastle Magistrates' Court Barry Rogerson will be tried at Newcastle Crown Court

A man accused of punching a police horse after fans clashed with officers following a Tyne-Wear derby has denied violent disorder.

Barry Rogerson, 45, of Hartlands, Bedlington, was charged after trouble flared in Newcastle city centre when the Magpies lost 3-0 to Sunderland.

The horse, Bud, of West Yorkshire's mounted section, was not hurt in the incident on 14 April.

Mr Rogerson pleaded not guilty at Newcastle Magistrates' Court.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear before Newcastle Crown Court on 23 September.

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