Salford ‘superhero’ hangs up cape after being punched in face in Manchester

Roger Hayhurst and fiancée Rebecca Wall will now host a radio show (Picture: MEN)
A self-styled superhero that patrolled the streets of Salford, Great Manchester, has decided to hang up his suit after being punched in the face repeatedly by a group of thugs.
Roger Hayhurst, aka ‘Knight Warrior’, was a known figure in his local area and would wander the streets from 9pm to 2am a few days a week, stopping fights and other bad behaviour.

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