A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend the D-Day commemorations in France has returned to the UK.
Bernard Jordan, 89, left The Pines care home in Hove unannounced at 10:30 BST on Thursday and was reported missing to Sussex Police that evening.
Staff later discovered he had joined other veterans in France. The former Royal Navy officer said: "I never imagined my visit would cause such a stir.
In a statement, read by Peter Curtis, chief executive of Gracewell Care Homes, Mr Jordan said: "I want to thank everyone for their kind words and best wishes following my trip to Normandy.
"I am delighted to be back at home with my wife and the wonderful staff here at The Pines. I was never banned from going to commemorations - I just decided to make my own way there.
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