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Bradford Batman's identity unveiled

media captionAmateur footage showed the caped crusader handing a wanted man in at a police station

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 said: "I got back at about one o'clock and dropped the minibus off and got into my car and went down and picked him up.

"I didn't bother getting changed, I just took him down as Batman, obviously it was a joke between me and him.

"I'm shocked, I didn't expect all this (publicity) - at the end of the day it was just a joke between me and him.

"I didn't expect everybody else seeing it, and none of this."

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."

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