The Bromley Batman Rises: South London's Caped Crusader Speaks Out

By James O Malley on at

A few days ago we brought you the story of a new hero stalking the streets of Bromley: a masked vigilante who has been spotted helping those in need, and putting drunks into ninja headlocks.

Excitingly, following the press attention the so-called Bromley Batman has now spoken out to the Evening Standard: firstly, he wishes people would call him "The Shadow", after the less well-known and less clickbait-friendly superhero.

Apparently the Standard confirmed the allegedly beardy hero's identity using unpublished details of the stories that it had heard. The Shadow sadly wouldn't give any clues to his civilian identity, so we've no idea if he's a mild-mannered reporter or a playboy billionaire, but he did confirm that he is "older than 25" and "younger than 50". Sadly there was no further details of any Bat-gear he might be carrying around.

Perhaps most startling is the revelation that he has apparently been patrolling the streets of South London for three years now, saying that "I got sick of seeing crime on the news and in the papers with rarely anyone willing to step in and help people in need".

Apparently when the Standard asked him if he has a message for London, he replied with "we all need to stand up and be counted, not stand by when people need us. Let us please try to leave a better world for our children and learn from our previous mistakes instead of making the same ones over and over again". [Evening Standard]