Wastrel who punched police horse is actually a 'animal lover' and claims he must have done it because he drank 5 pints on a load of drugs (for me lungz innit). Receives £6k in benefits due to lung problem which leaves him breathless after climbing stairs, but doesn't preclude him from attending footy matches and punching horses... nor does doing up to 15 pain killers a day apparently preclude him from blowing the froth off a few. Claims it was in self defence, the horse charged so he punched it. Oh, and he had a scarf around his face to protect a new filling from the cold. Riiigggghhhhhttt. Must have been a bonanza week for Nwcastle dentists too, judging by the scarfed faces. I was acting in self-defence, says drunken fan on disabled benefits who threw punch at a police horse | Mail Online Good news is the horse is alright, and barry is now sh1t scared animal rights types will find him. <font style="font-size: 1.2em;">Not sure about his self defence claim.