Donkey derby for Sven

PUBLISHED: 07:50 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:28 24 May 2010

A NEWBORN donkey has been named Sven by a daytripper on Weston beach. Bradley Dalton, aged 7, of Milton Keynes, named the foal after the England football manager, Sven Goran-Eriksson

A NEWBORN donkey has been named Sven by a daytripper on Weston beach.Bradley Dalton, aged 7, of Milton Keynes, named the foal after the England football manager, Sven Goran-Eriksson.Concessionaires Richard Warburton and Terry Vincent, who own Sven, have not had the chance to see any of the World Cup themselves. Richard said: "We're on Weston sands from 9am-9pm, seven days a week during the summer which doesn't leave us with much time in front of the television."Sven declined to comment on rumours he was evading the press on Weston beach.

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