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Man 'hit police horse' after cup exit by England

By Rod Minchin

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 after Wednesday's tie, 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.

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 horses in their paddock.

"Quantock is well and we hope our colleagues are okay this morning too," the force said.

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