(This was originally part of a Broadcast Journalism assessment submitted during my final year at the University of Leeds in 2013. It was complimented with a live television production presented by myself and produced by my classmates, in which I delivered the final payoff dressed as Batman against a green-screen of Gotham City.)
A man dressed as the popular DC Comics superhero Batman has handed in a suspect to police at Trafalgar House in Bradford.
Takeaway delivery driver Stan Worby, 39, was captured on CCTV bringing friend Daniel Frayne to the station dressed as the Caped Crusader.
Frayne, 27, was wanted by police on suspicion of a number of offences, including breach of a court order. He was later charged with handling stolen goods and fraud-related offences, and will appear before magistrates on Friday.
Worby said that he had dressed up as Gotham City’s Dark Knight for Bradford City’s Capital One Cup Final against Swansea at Wembley Stadium.
He said he “didn’t bother” getting changed before driving Frayne to the police station as a favour.
The masked ‘vigilante’ was surprised to see the story on the national news, insisting the costume was a joke between him and Frayne.
“I didn’t expect everybody else seeing it, and none of this.”
Worby has no intention of pursuing a crime-fighting career, revealing that he intends to hang up us cape and tights for good.
Batman was created by Bob Kane in 1939, having been most recently portrayed by Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan’s critically- and commercially-acclaimed trilogy of films.