A ‘distressed’ half naked man was arrested while wandering through Richmond Park yesterday.

Police were alerted to the 29-year-old man dressed only in his pants by confused park goers at around 4pm.

When police completed checks they found he was wanted on suspicion of theft in Hertfordshire.

A police spokesman said: "We were made aware of a man, described as in distress, in Richmond Park.

"Following checks it was established he was wanted for an offence in another force area.

"He was arrested and remains in custody at a south London police station."