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Windsor pensioner spends 30 hours lost on M25

Windsor pensioner spends 30 hours lost on M25

Justin Burns

Windsor pensioner spends 30 hours lost on M25

A lost Windsor pensioner spent 30 hours trying to find his daughter's house in Kent before being found at the wheel of his car yesterday.

Dennis Leighton was reported missing by his worried family on Monday at 7.30pm after he did not arrive at the house in Swanley - which is an hour away by car.

The 82-year-old got disorientated on the M25 during the 55-mile journey in his Vauxhall estate, before turning up in South London after a multi police force search.

Mr Leighton spent two nights in his vehicle before he was tracked down after Thames Valley Police asked neighbouring forces to keep an eye out for him.

He was found safe and well at the wheel of his car by Metropolitan Police officers in the early hours of yesterday morning - more than 30 hours since he left Windsor.

A police spokesman said Mr Leighton was likely to have been parked in a lay-by or service station for much of the time and believe he has now been reunited with his daughter in Kent.


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