UK 'Batman' hands in burglary suspect

Monday 04 March 2013 19.47
Closed-circuit television footage showed a portly figure wearing an ill-fitting costume (Pic: West Yorkshire Police)
Closed-circuit television footage showed a portly figure wearing an ill-fitting costume (Pic: West Yorkshire Police)

A mystery man dressed as Batman demonstrated the same crime-fighting skills as the caped crusader when he handed over a suspect wanted for burglary in Britain.

Closed-circuit television footage showed a portly figure wearing an ill-fitting costume including gloves, cape and mask, bringing a 27-year-old man to a police station in Bradford in northern England.

The suspect was arrested and charged with handling stolen goods and fraud-related offences, said the force. But the costumed crime-fighter disappeared into the night without leaving his name.

"The person who brought the wanted man into the station was dressed in a full Batman outfit," said a spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police. "His identity, however, remains unknown."

The suspect was handed over in the early hours of 25 February, said police who released photos of the footage.