Police in Exeter are still looking for a naked cyclist who rides through the city’s streets at night.
In April, we reported how Devon & Cornwall Police had issued an appeal after two sightings of the mystery rider, wearing a black hoodie but lacking trousers or underwear.
He was spotted again this weekend, with officers from an armed response vehicle who also carry out general policing duties despatched after the rider was spotted again on Saturday evening.
According to posts by Sergeant Harry Tangye on Twitter, officers tried to find the man on foot but were unable to do so, and he appealed to the cyclist to get in touch.
Exeter Response have been in pursuit of a naked cyclist who appears regularly at night. Are you Naked Cycle man?! Do you know who he is?!
— Sgt Harry Tangye (@DC_ARVSgt) July 24, 2016
Needless to say, the tweet prompted some jokes on Twitter.
@DC_ARVSgt Chris Froome? I hear he's on a winning streak at the moment
— Anthony Rowe (@truro_boy) July 24, 2016
@DC_ARVSgt not me guv'. I'd be too concerned I'd get caught in the chain
— Mick (@geezamick) July 24, 2016
In their appeal in April, police said that the man was "described as a white male, aged twenties to early thirties, with collar-length scruffy hair and riding a dark coloured bicycle.”
Curiously, they didn’t highlight the naked-from-the-waist-down aspect.
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