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Who is the mystery flipper man spotted wandering around Manchester?

Hundreds of people tweeted their confusion after seeing a stranger walking around the city centre in a pair of flippers. Photo:

A man from Manchester has been causing quite a stir on social media for his unusual choice of footwear.

Hundreds of people tweeted their confusion after seeing a stranger walking around the city centre in a pair of flippers:

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But the mysterious man in flippers is nothing to be alarmed about.

Craig Keatley is preparing a coast to coast walk in flipperto raise money for the Christie Hospital- and these walks are all part of his training.

The Christie Hospital is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. Credit: Craig Keatley/ GoFund me

I was at a a beach party at a pub and had such a good night, the reaction from people was superb, and then I packed my flippers away...

26 years later I had a bit of a delayed mid-life crisis and thought 'Let's do something different.

– Craig Keatley
Training in all weathers... Credit: Craig Keatley

Craig is now on his fourth pair of flippers, having walked in all conditions.

Adam McClean went to meet him