Man wearing latex arrested after jumping out in front of car


A man who jumped out in front of a car wearing latex in Somerset overnight has been arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.

Police were called by a member of the public at around 12.07am on Tuesday to a report that a man in latex had jumped out in front of her vehicle on Accommodation Road in the village of Bleadon.

Officers arrived at the scene just three minutes after the call was received before locating and detaining a man in his 30s nearby, Avon and Somerset Police said.

He had previously been arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance in the Cleeve, Claverham and Yatton areas last October after a man was seen wearing an all-in-one black rubber suit.

He remains under investigation for those incidents.

Police previously said they had received 14 reports of a man approaching people while wearing disguises, one of which was a black body suit.

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Inspector Graeme Hall, of the neighbourhood policing team, said: “We understand this latest incident may cause the community some concern.

“We took this morning’s report extremely seriously and had officers on the scene within minutes which ultimately led to the arrest being made.

“To reassure the community, we will be carrying out extra patrols in the Bleadon area and anyone concerned about this, or any other incident, is encouraged to speak to an officer.”

Anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously in the Bleadon area overnight or has CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage which could help the force’s investigations has been urged to get in touch.