Comic book fan Tanis Baker arrested by armed police after dressing up as "ninja superhero" with wooden sword to "help fight crime"

Downfall of a Ninja: Vigilante in black on mission to fight crime with wooden sword and smoke bombs – till armed police and helicopter swoop on him Tanis Baker, 21, dressed as a ninja to 'strike fear in the hearts of criminalsHe was arrested after officers who spotted him became concernedHe was soon surrounded by armed police, dogs and a helicopter Two hidden rucksacks containing smokebombs and costumes found after arrest | UPDATED: 23:43 GMT, 13 December 2012 Lurking in the shadows in his body armour and balaclava, neighbourhood vigilante and self-styled ninja Tanis Baker considered himself the eyes and ears of the police. Until, that is, he was spotted loitering in a park by an officer who mistook the black-clad crimebuster’s trusty wooden sword for something more lethal. Within minutes the officer had called for back-up and – as Baker retreated towards a children’s playground – a police helicopter, armed officers and dog handlers were all scrambled.

Frail pensioner, 72, who was moved to care home for her own safety died after cracking six ribs in a game of football

Frail pensioner, 72, who was moved to care home for her own safety died after cracking six ribs in a game of football Rose Medlock developed pneumonia after the rib injury aggravated a lung conditionShe had been playing sit down football at Beechwood Gardens residential care home in Earlsdon, West Midlands, when she fellHusband John, 85, said his wife would still be alive if she had been at home with him Inquest recorded verdict of accidental death caused by bronchial pneumonia, fractured ribs and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.