Joseph King and his wife Mary had been expected at their daughter Edith Cooper's home in Crewe, Cheshire, last Thursday but did not turn up. Mrs Cooper contacted the police, who interviewed friends and neighbours, and broadcast appeals on radio.
Without telling anyone, the couple had set off from Dyfed for a three-day jaunt to Bournemouth, Llandudno and Rhyl. Mrs Cooper said: "We feared the worst, then when they turned up at lunchtime I was furious with them both." Mr King, who is to apologise to the police, said: "I feel so stupid."Reuse content