Ahoy - a pirate has been spotted walking around Plumstead and residents are baffled as to why he is dressed up.

Mel Jay took to Plumstead People to thank the swashbuckler for keeping her entertained while in a traffic jam.

But who is the mystery buccaneer?

A few people commented they have seen him a lot around Woolwich and regularly in Tesco, but of course, a pirate has got to eat.

Some speculated it was cosplay, where people dress up as their favourite characters from either films or comic books and ‘become’ that character.

Perhaps, he has lost his ship and so stays near the Thames in case it comes back to him, or maybe he just likes dressing like a pirate.