A HORSE punched by a football fan earlier this week is from the Thames Valley Police force.

Luna, who was on duty for the Portsmouth versus Southampton Carabao Cup game on Tuesday, September 24, is said to be uninjured and continued supporting police officers for the rest of the evening.

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Online footage appeared to show the man swinging at Luna before being detained by officers after he tried to run away.

The News understands a man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and attempted criminal damage.

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He was reportedly released from custody on Wednesday but remains under investigation.

Four other men were reportedly arrested during the evening.