Eight days he'd been missing. Eight days where 86-year-old Mervyn Shaddock's family had worried, sure they'd never see him again. The police search had been widened to include an area within 20-miles of his last sighting at The Manor residential home.
Officers searching Spatchcock Heath, a well-known hotspot for doggers and outdoor sex enthusiasts, were somewhat surprised to hear a ringing mobile phone near some bushes.
On further investigation, they found clothing, a picnic rug, and, on top of the rug, a bollock naked Mervyn Shaddock atop an elderly lady who had also been reported missing.