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Somerset gimp returns to terrorise locals as man arrested for 'writhing on floor'

NewsSomerset gimp returns to terrorise locals as man arrested for 'writhing on floor'

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing a public nuisance after an incident in Somerset involving a “man wearing latex” last night.

Somerset police said the man is currently in police custody after he was apprehended in Bleadon following a midnight call from a member of the public. 

The service said that officers were called around 12.07pm after “a man wearing latex” jumped out in front of a vehicle on Accommodation Road.

The man in question, police said, was involved in previous incidents in Cleeve, Claverham and Yatton.

Officials in the area have recorded sightings of the so-called “Somerset gimp”, a latex-suited individual who walks up to strangers. 

In a series of similar incidents, the gimp-suited individual approached people in the villages while acting unusually, with one video showing a latex-clad man writhing on a patch of grass. 

Police did not mention the individual by name, but said he was previously arrested in relation to the incidents. 

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