Kiwi Batman told to get new sidekick

A 91-year-old New Zealand crimefighter, who calls himself a modern day Batman, has been told to stay at home until he can find himself a new sidekick.

War veteran John Bray has been told it is too dangerous for him to carry on with his solo night patrols on the streets of Wai-pawa, reporting on any suspicious activity.

Just like Batman, Mr Bray started out with a Robin-like partner, but decided to ditch him after he kept falling asleep on duty.

But he has now been told by the head of the community patrol organisation to put his career on hold as he cannot work alone.


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