A man dressed as the caped crusader Batman who handed over a wanted man at a Bradford police station disappeared into the night 'without completing the required paperwork', say West Yorkshire police.
'Obviously he isn't a fully-trained crime fighter,' said Sgt. Bill Watson who was on duty when Batman arrived at the station,'or he would have known he had his paperwork to complete in triplicate. Dressing up in a fancy costume is no substitute for solid police work.'
But Batman fans have sprung to the defence of the caped crusader.
'Sgt. Watson should know that Batman is too busy keeping Bradford's streets safe to bother about paperwork,' said Batman fan club secretary Jim Lowe, ' and, anyway, completing the paperwork is Robin's job.'
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating.