A midlands council has welcomed the return of a road sign thought to have been stolen by Batman enthusiasts.
Police this week found the sign for the village of Gotham, Nottinghamshire, during a raid in Loughborough.
The village shares its name with the home of The Caped Crusader, whose efforts to battle crime lords the Penguin, Bane and Mr Freeze have been immortalised in countless DC comics and numerous films.
However Nottinghamshire County Council tweeted that the road sign theft had ‘all the hallmarks’ of Batman’s arch nemesis the Joker and the town hall would 'arrange for the batmobile to collect'.
Police in fact arrested a 39-year-old man for theft, drugs offences and extracting electricity. He has been bailed pending further inquiries.
The Gotham marker is thought to be one of the most frequently stolen signs in the country.
Chairman of Gotham Parish Council, Mike Shepherd, said he was ‘amazed’ it had been found.
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