Football fan who punched a police horse is fined and banned from matches
Avon and Somerset Police’s horse team described the conviction as a ‘good result’
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A football fan who punched a police horse has been banned from attending games for three years.
The man was found guilty of punching a police horse at Bristol Magistrates Court yesterday (January 31).
Avon and Somerset Police Horses posted a photo of the horse - called ‘PH Blaise’.
It said: “A good result at Bristol Magistrates Court today!
“A male charged with punching PH Blaise during a football match last year was found guilty and convicted - he also received a football banning order for three years and over £1000 in fines”
The convicted man additionally was required to pay over £1,000 in fines, and may be required to surrender their passport to the police before overseas matches and tournaments take place.
The maximum sentence for assaulting a police horse can include a prison sentence, with a Portsmouth fan having been jailed in July 2020 for a similar assault.