Horrified pensioner returns home to find naked man soaking in his bath with a drink
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Horrified pensioner returns home to find naked man soaking in his bath with a drink

A dumfounded pensioner had to call the police after returning home to find a naked stranger soaking in his bathtub... with a beverage.

The homeowner, who lives in Stoke-on-Trent, dialled 999 but the nude intruder quickly "fled the property" – leaving his clothes behind in the process.

In what police have called a “highly unusual episode”, the man made himself a drink before climbing into the bath at the property in the Longton area of the city.

The naked raider – a 36-year-old man of no fixed address – was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of burglary.

He was taken into custody but no further action was taken.

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Staffordshire Police explained that “following an assessment, the man’s safeguarding needs were addressed”.

Chief Inspector Karen Stevenson said: “This was a highly unusual episode and not one we see every day.

“I’d like to reassure local residents that this was a completely isolated incident and there’s no reason to be alarmed.”