Bradford Batman Revealed

5 March 2013, 11:35

A Chinese takeaway delivery man is the Bradford Batman, who handed an alleged criminal into a police station.

The CCTV images of 39 year old Stan Worby, dressed as the Caped Crusader in the station went around the world.

But Mr Worby said he is not happy he has been characterised as a chubby crimefighter - protesting that he looks overweight in the pictures because he had to wear a tracksuit under the outfit because of the cold.

He was caught on camera at Trafalgar House police station in the centre of the West Yorkshire city handing in his friend, 27 year old Danny Frayne.

Frayne was wanted by police and Mr Worby said he agreed to go with him to the station after he had been to London for Bradford City's Capital One Cup Final clash with Swansea City, just over a week ago.

He told ITV Daybreak: “Obviously it was done as a joke.

“He (Frayne) wanted to get straight down. Obviously I wanted my bed. It was half-one in the morning.”

Asked how he felt about the worldwide coverage of his exploits, Mr Worby said: “Gobsmacked. I didn't expect this.

“At the end of the day it was a practical joke, just between me and Daniel,” said Mr Worby, who is from the Wyke area of Bradford.

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

 

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