Naked sleepwalker found in Manchester city centre at 4am by police - who returned him to his hotel after posing for a selfie
- Unidentified person was found sleepwalking naked in central Manchester
- Police did not disclose sleepwalker's gender but it's thought to be a man
- It's been confirmed as a genuine case of somnambulism, or sleepwalking
Police officers working in the early hours of Sunday morning in Manchester were faced with the unusual task of bringing a naked sleepwalker back to his hotel room.
The individual, who has not been identified, was found walking along Chorlton Street at 4.34am by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), according to a post on its Twitter account.
In a second tweet later in the morning, GMP confirmed that it was a genuine case of somnambulism, or sleepwalking. It also said that the sleepwalker took a selfie with officers.
Chorlton Street is in the heart of the city, next to Manchester Coach Station, with several hotels nearby
The first post about the incident was shared on GMP's verified Twitter account at 4.39am (pictured above)
Although Greater Manchester Police would not confirm the gender of the sleepwalker, it is believed that the individual was a man.
The first post about the incident was shared on GMP's verified Twitter account at 4.39am and read: '4.34am - Officers just helped someone who sleepwalked out of their hotel with absolutely no clothes on, onto Chorlton St... '
A few minutes later at 4.42am, a second tweet followed that read: 'We checked with officers; was proper somnambulism, not a dare. Person grateful for our help + saw the funny side themselves.'
A few minutes later, a second post appeared confirming that it was a genuine case of sleepwalking (above)
SLEEPWALKING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Sleepwalking is when someone walks or participates in another complex activity while not fully awake
- It usually occurs during deep sleep and can happen to people of any age.
- The exact cause is not known but the condition can run in families.
- It can be exacerbated by stress, lack of sleep and too much alcohol.
- You can make sure sleepwalkers aren't in any danger but it's not advisable to wake them as they can lash out.
He was spotted outside a hotel by a taxi driver after asking for help according to the Manchester Evening News.
Chorlton Street is in the heart of the city, next to Manchester Coach Station, with several hotels nearby.
Officers arrived at the scene after the driver called the emergency services.
They covered the man with their jacket according to the report and then helped him back to his hotel.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police confirmed that the sleepwalker got a selfie with the officers who help him back to the hotel.
He was already awake by the time the police arrived to help.
No charges have been filed over the incident.
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