Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting TANEWS to 80360, or email
Holy Chow Mein! Batman 'is Wyke Chinese takeaway deliveryman'
8:38am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A mystery man who walked into a police station dressed as Batman to hand over an alleged criminal was a Chinese takeaway delivery man, according to reports this morning.
Stan Worby, 39, reportedly said he had been at a football match dressed as the superhero when his friend called him asking for help in handing himself in to officers.
He accompanied the friend to Bradford police station as a favour, he told a newspaper, after returning from Bradford City's cup final clash against Swansea at London's Wembley Stadium on February 25.
Mr Worby was dressed head to toe as the comic book hero when he anonymously took his 27-year-old friend at Trafalgar House police station in the early hours of the morning.
Police in West Yorkshire said the mystery caped crusader told them: "I've caught this one for you." Officers added that he "then promptly vanished into the night to fight crime and the fear of crime in Bradford".
Officers had not known the identity of the man posing as the camp 1960s incarnation of the famous DC Comics character, rather than the dark, black figure familiar to fans of the Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan film versions.
Frayne had been wanted in connection with a number of alleged offences. He was later charged with handling stolen goods and fraud-related offences, and will appear before magistrates on Friday.