A gay man was seen running naked through the main gay street in Manchester after his clothes were stolen during a hookup.
Greater Manchester Police have said it is believed the victim met a man at a nearby gay bar and walked together to the towpath near Canal Street, the centre of the gay village in the English city.
By the canal, the victim willingly removed his suit and underwear and left his wallet, phone and keys at the waterside.
But then, his date grabbed his belongings and fled.
The naked man, not knowing what to do, ran towards the New Union Hotel.
On his way there, a passerby called 999. When police arrived at the scene, the victim told them all of his clothes and possessions were stolen.
The offender was described as white, between 20 and 25 years old, and wearing a black tracksuit.
City centre inspector Phil Spurgeon said to Manchester Evening News that ‘this isn’t about blaming the victim’, but it should serve as a cautionary tale.
‘It’s a reminder to be aware of your surroundings and thinking about putting yourself in an obviously vulnerable position,’ he said.