‘Batman’ Turns In Burglary Suspect To Police

'Batman' Turns In Burglary Suspect To PoliceA man dressed as the caped crusader Batman has handed over a wanted man at a Bradford police station before disappearing into the night.

‘Crime-fighter’

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.

Did you find this Batman incident amusing, baffling, or bizarre? Would YOU don a Batman costume to turn in a criminal to the police?

Source: BBC News

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‘Harry Potter’ Star Put Behind Bars for 2 Years

An actor in the Harry Potter movies was jailed for two years Tuesday for his role in riots that swept London last summer.

Jamie Waylett, 22, who appeared as Hogwarts school bully Vincent Crabbe in six Harry Potter films, was found guilty of violent disorder at Wood Green Crown Court, in north London.

He also pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods during rioting last August, according to court documents posted online. However, the court cleared him of a charge of possessing an article with intent to destroy or damage property in relation to a petrol bomb he was carrying.


Waylett had chosen to go out on the streets on what was the third day of the violence, the judge said, and video footage showed him near a supermarket that was being looted. Waylett was given a two-year sentence for violent disorder and 12 months for handling stolen goods, to run concurrently, according to the court documents.

Rioting first broke out in Tottenham, north London, in the wake of a peaceful protest over the fatal shooting of a local man by police. It spread to other parts of London and other English cities over the following days. The disorder was followed by a huge police crackdown on suspected rioters.

Source: CNN

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