I won’t even try to come up with a clever title


Batman and Robin are apparently alive and well, fighting crime and doing good in the streets of… er… Whitley.

Michelle Kirby, from Whitley, was stranded in Whitley Wood Lane when her Peugeot 206 ran out of petrol on Easter Sunday.

But our Batman and Robin appeared out of nowhere to save the day and push her car to the nearest petrol station.

“They just appeared. I saw them running down the road in Batman and Robin outfits – I was laughing so much,” she said. “It was like a scene out of Only Fools and Horses and they stayed in character the whole time.

“They said, ‘I’m Batman, I’m Robin’ and I said, ‘No, you’re not’ and asked them if they were going to a fancy dress party but they said they were going back to Gotham City.”

“I also saw them on Sunday running down the streets of Whitley around lunchtime – out of Northumberland Avenue on to Whitley Wood Road.

“Then at the cup final they ordered the streakers off the pitch and then disappeared, jumped into a car and drove off.”

He could not confirm if this was the Batmobile and refused to give up the names.

(Reading Evening Post: “Holy Heroes!” [April 21, 2004] via xoverboard)