That didn’t work out so well

This story about the crime-fighter who got smashed over and has decided he doesn’t want to be a crime-fighter anymore is hilarious:

Roger Hayhurst, who also goes by the name Knight Warrior, hit the headlines in 2011 after it emerged he patrolled streets near his home in Swinton, Greater Manchester, breaking up fights and tackling anti-social behaviour.

Mr Hayhurst vowed “to get crime off the streets” and even hoped to become the first elected mayor of Salford before a lack of funding scuppered his political ambitions.

Mr Hayhurst, 20, who used a custom-made £200 blue-and-black lycra costume which his mother helped him buy from a US firm, was later joined by his Rebecca, his 18-year-old fiancee who met him after hearing of his bravery. She would go by the name Knight Maiden. 

But Mr Hayhurst, a gardener, has now scaled back his crime-fighting after being attacked while on patrol.

He told the Manchester Evening News: “We were recognised when we were walking thorough Clifton and some lads started punching me.

“My face was all swollen. After that I still dress up and occasionally patrol, but I mainly dress up for charity appearances.”

“Rebecca has got rid of her costume now.”


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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