A MISBEHAVING donkey was given a gulp of beer at the Abingdon Arms in Thame in 1984.

Noddy looked like a real charmer, but he was nothing but trouble for landlord Wayne Bonner.

He bought the eight-month-old donkey after reading an advertisement in the Oxford Mail.

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Mr Bonner said: "He seemed like a bargain, so I bought him to liven up the pub.

"He likes attention, and he's great when he's in the bar, because he's drinking then."

Noddy was known to attack the pub's cook and take a nip out of his landlord.

In May that year, the animal escaped and sunk his teeth into a police officer who tried to catch him.