The case of the Bradford Batman

March 4, 2013

BatmanStop Press: A man dressed as Batman walks into a police station in Bradford in Yorkshire, and hands over a wanted man into custody. What’s all that about?

This may be a story which breaks before I have time to publish it. It may still be of use for lecturers looking for a ‘warm-up’ class room exercise in creative problem-solving or even leadership.

Background [March 4th 2013]

The police apprehend the youth. Man in Batman outfit escapes. No prior information about the alleged criminal had been released to the public.

What might have happened?

Suggestions welcomed. A publicity stunt? An off-duty police officer who does not want to become known to associates of the person brought in?

Later

Later, [March 7th 2013] the identities of the suspect and Batman were revealed:

A man who was handed over to police by a friend dressed as Batman has admitted trying to cash a stolen cheque he said he found in the street. Daniel Frayne appeared at Bradford magistrates court nearly a fortnight after he was taken into a police station in the city by Stan Worby, who had dressed as the caped crusader while watching his team Bradford City play Swansea in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.


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