Raider af­ter a ride loses his pants on roof


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A MAN caught red­handed and half NAKED rob­bing a shop has been jailed.

Dean Plat­ten, 29, was caught try­ing to nick two moun­tain bikes from a cy­cle shop by shop as­sis­tant Ed Neil­son.

Brave Ed ( above) chased Plat­ten up onto the roof, where the bur­glar lost his pants in the pur­suit.

Hull Crown Court heard the crook was sur­prised while stand­ing on a bench un­der a hole in the roof.

Plat­ten, who was try­ing to steal two bikes worth £2,500, pan­icked and tried to pull him­self through the hole.

Plucky Ed, 35, slowed him down by grab­bing first his shoes, then his trousers and boxer shorts, which the bur­glar had to shed to try to make his es­cape.

But Plat­ten was left trapped on the roof af­ter try­ing to es­cape nude from the waist down, and had to be res­cued by fire­men.

He was jailed for 15 months.

I SAW the world’s big­gest fan last week. It blew me away.

– Wil­liam, Birm­ing­ham

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