Fans of ‘Superman’ won’t be surprised to hear that, upon seeing the police trying to detain a man, he stepped in to ‘do his bit’ for humanity by assisting the police.
Images of ‘Superman’ (aka Saleem Syed) surfaced on social media recently after they were shared by Pete Butler (@BeepTurtle).
Mr Syed had been raising money for a project which supports people with mobility problems when he was called into action near to the Castle Mall in Norwich.
Seeing officers trying to detain a disorderly male, ‘Superman’ lept into action and was on standby to assist the officers should the male get out of control.
Mr Syed told the Eastern Daily Press:
“Police arrived to arrest a drunk and disorderly man.
“There was several officers that attended to get him in the van and take him away.
“I could see he was getting more aggressive.
“I just helped to calm him down.
“I was talking to him and telling him to be quiet as there was children about.
“I was just trying to calm him down and to stop being so aggressive.”
Mr Syed also praised Norwich Police for their calm and professional actions during the incident.
He said: “They were so professional. You hear so many bad things about the police but what I saw was just amazing. They really did have his welfare at heart”.
The incident was spotted by local comedian and YouTuber Pete Butler who tweeted pictures from the scene ‘as it happened’.
Norfolk Police also tweeted their thanks to ‘Superman’ and said:
‘Thanks Superman for overseeing the arrest of this male by Op Moonshot City and Team 5 this afternoon in Norwich.
‘He was arrested for public order offences and taken to custody!’
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