Man charged with punching horse after World Cup defeat
A man has been charged with punching a police horse and assaulting an officer following England's World Cup defeat.
Scott Spurling is accused of assaulting an officer, assault by beating and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on Wednesday night.
The 23-year-old, from the town, is due to appear before North Somerset magistrates on 1 August.
Police said both the officer and the horse, Quantock, had since recovered.
England lost 2-1 to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday.