Man arrested for punching police horse after England World Cup exit

A man has been arrested after punching a horse following England's World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia.

Avon and Somerset Police were patrolling the streets of Weston-super-Mare during and after Wednesday night's match, along with police horses Quantock and Jubilee.

The force said that after dealing with a disorder at the end of the match, a man assaulted an officer and punched Quantock.

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The man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and criminal damage for punching the horse.

Later, the force tweeted a picture of the two horses in their paddock.

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"Quantock is well and we hope our colleagues who were assaulted last night are ok this morning too," the force said.