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War veteran Bernard Jordan defies care home orders in Hove to make D-Day trip
A WAR veteran who disappeared from a care home after being told he couldn't go to Normandy has been found, in Normandy.
Bernard Jordan, 89, disappeared from his Hove care home yesterday morning at about 10.30am.
He left wearing a grey mack and a jacket underneath with his war medals on.
Police were called at about 7.15pm by nursing home staff in Hove and carried out a search including hospitals.
Officers also spoke to bus and taxi companies but none of them knew where he was.
At about 10.30pm that night the nursing home received a call from a younger veteran from Brighton who said he had met the pensioner on a coach on the way to France and that they were safe and well in a hotel in Ouistreham.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "We have spoken to the veteran who called the home today and are satisfied that the pensioner is fine and that his friends are going to ensure he gets back to Hove safely over the next couple of days after the D-Day celebrations finish.
"Once the pensioner is home we will go and have a chat with him to check he is ok."
Police Commander for the City of Brighton & Hove Nev Kemp tweeted: "Love this:89yr old veteran reported missing by care home who said he can't go to Normandy for #DDay70 remembrance. We've found him there!"
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