Man in court over claim he tried to 'punch' Crystal Palace eagle

Kayla in flight Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Crystal Palace's mascot Kayla flies around the stadium at every home game

A man has appeared in court accused of trying to attack Crystal Palace's bald eagle mascot.

Daniel Boylett, 35, of Eltham, south-east London, was arrested after trouble at a Palace home game against Charlton Athletic on 23 September.

He did not enter a plea on a charge of attempted criminal damage to the eagle, worth an estimated £20,000.

He and two other men pleaded not guilty to violent disorder at Croydon Magistrates Court.

Mr Boylett, Colin Kitto, 48 and Andy McConville, 47, will next appear at Croydon Crown Court on 26 April. They were released on bail.

Kayla has been Crystal Palace's mascot since 2010 and flies around the stadium at every home game.

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