Star Wars' Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine after campaigning for Darth Vader

The Star Wars character Chewbacca - or someone dressed as him - has been arrested after breaking election day rules in Ukraine's local elections.

The man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested near a polling station in Odessa for an "administrative offence" of not being able to produce identification documents.

According to local reports, the arrest happened after he had driven mayoral candidate 'Darth Vader' to the local polling station to vote.

He was fined 170 hryvnia (£5) but reportedly said he could not pay the fine as his funds "are in an intergalactic bank that has no branches on this planet".

A statement posted on the official Instagram account of the Ukrainian police read: “Nothing unusual here, just Chewbacca detained for being without documents while driving Darth Vader to the elections in Odessa".