Police said the costumed crime-fighter marched the 27-year-old man into Trafalgar House Police Station, in the early hours of 25 February. The man was charged with handling stolen goods and fraud offences.
Despite speculation on social media the arrested man could know the mysterious crime-fighter, West Yorkshire Police said: “We do not know the identity of the man dressed as Batman and do not know if he is friends with the man who was handed in.”
‘Keep his identity a secret’
A fancy dress store owner believes she sold the costume to the masked man. Kathryn Sutcliffe, of Kirkgate Market’s The Joke Shop, said she sold a Batman outfit to a man in his 20s a couple of days before the incident.
She said: “Usually they want the Dark Knight costume but he wanted this one. He wanted the one with the muscly chest as well. It’s like the one Del Boy wears in Only Fools and Horses.”
Mrs Sutcliffe said the man had a local accent and was tall with curly black hair. She may be one of the few people who knows the Bradford Batman’s name, as he paid with a credit card and she has the receipt, but she said she would keep his identity a secret.
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Source: BBC News
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