A team of ‘superheroes’ helped police catch attacker

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A TEAM of “superheroes” turned into real life crimebusters after one of them was assaulted in a pub.

The gang – dressed as Batman, Robin, David Hasselhoff and a Smurf – were enjoying a night out in Musselburgh, East Lothian until the boy wonder was punched..

After the attack they chased the culprit into a local Tesco where he tried to take shelter.

Joined by police, the unlikely group tackled the man in the toilet roll aisle and brought him to justice.

Following the 21-year-old’s conviction this week , East Lothian Police tweeted: “Thank you to Batman, Robin, Robin’s dad, a Smurf and the Hoff for helping us on Friday night!

“#Tesco, sorry about the toilet roll aisle.”

More heroic details emerged later with a second tweet from the force.

Robin assaulted, police called, collective assisted our foot chase, minor upset to shelving in tescos during arrest, you couldn’t script it!”

One twitter follower said: “It reminds me of that classic episode from Only Fools and Horses.”

Jacqueline Ross posted on Facebook: “See? Honest Toun still has some honest folk in it.”

Keith Murdoch said: “If you’re wearing a Batman costume you are obligated to help out.”

A spokesman for the force said the attacker had pleaded guilty to the assault.

He said: “A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with an assault in Eskview Road, Musselburgh on Friday 1st November.

“He was remanded in custody until Monday 4th November, where he appeared in court and pled guilty to the offence.”

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