Newcastle fan denies disorder over horse punching charges after Sunderland victory

0
Have your say

A FOOTBALL fan who is accused of punching a police horse denied violent disorder today.

Barry Rogerson, 45, was charged after trouble flared when Newcastle United lost 3-0 at home against their arch-rivals Sunderland in April.

Barry Rogerson arriving Newcastle Magistrates' Court where he denied violent disorder after being accused of punching a police horse.

Barry Rogerson arriving Newcastle Magistrates' Court where he denied violent disorder after being accused of punching a police horse.

Rogerson, wearing a dark suit, appeared at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court for a brief hearing where he denied the offence.

Jim Hope, prosecuting, said: “The Crown’s position is these matters are so serious they can only be dealt with at the crown court.”

District Judge Stephen Earl told Rogerson he must appear at Newcastle Crown Court on September 23.

Rogerson, of Hartlands, Bedlington, Northumberland, was granted conditional bail.