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Bradford Batman's identity unveiled

2013-03-05 11:13:46

A mystery figure who dressed as Batman and handed a wanted man in at a police station has been unmasked.

Stan Worby, 39, said he accompanied his friend in Bradford while dressed as the caped crusader as a joke.

The takeaway delivery driver said he was "gobsmacked" when his exploits were covered by worldwide media on Monday.

Mr Worby and his friend Daniel Frayne 27, walked into Trafalgar House Police Station in the early hours of 25 February.

Mr Frayne, of Queen Street, Buttershaw, had been wanted in connection with a number of offences. He was later charged with handling stolen goods and fraud-related offences and will appear before magistrates on Friday.

Mr Worby said he agreed to go with his friend to the station after he had been to London for Bradford City's Capital One Cup Final clash with Swansea.

He had donned the Batman costume for the game and decided not to get changed.

He told ITV's Daybreak: "Obviously it was done as a joke. He (Mr Frayne) wanted to get straight down. Obviously I wanted my bed. It was half-one in the morning.

"At the end of the day it was a practical joke, just between me and Daniel."

He said he was annoyed that his paunch looked big when he saw pictures of him in the Batman suit.

Mr Worby, who is from the Wyke area of Bradford, said: "I've got my full tracksuit underneath. I'm not just wearing this [the costume] - it's too thin."

Source: bbc.co.uk

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