An American pensioner suffering from dementia who was found wandering a remote English village was flown to Britain and left in a car park by his wife and son, according to US court documents. Roger Curry was allegedly abandoned in the car park of Hereford bus station on 7 November 2015 after being taken from his home in Los Angeles and flown to Britain by his wife and son. The 76-year-old, who did not know his name or where he was, was found in the company of two men who flagged down a passing ambulance. They had reportedly found him looking lost in the village of Credenhill, Hereford. Mystery had surrounded how he came to be in the UK but legal documents uncovered by Panorama and filed in Los Angeles state: “In late 2015 Mr Curry was taken surreptitiously to England by his wife Mary Curry and his son Kevin Curry and abandoned there.”
In late 2015 Mr Curry was taken surreptitiously to England by his wife Mary Curry and his son Kevin Curry and abandoned there
Legal documents filed in Los Angeles
Mr Curry was taken into the care of a nursing home while police and social services spent months trying to find out who he was. He was finally flown back to America eight months later and is now under the care of authorities in Los Angeles. At the time of his discovery, police appealed for help to identify the “vulnerable” man and contacted the American and Canadian embassies after hearing his accent. West Mercia Police said they also wanted to trace a man, described as being in his forties, who was seen to be walking with Mr Curry towards Hereford County Hospital on the day he was discovered. As part of the investigation, a 50-year-old man from Taunton, Somerset, was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and was bailed. He has not been charged. Mr Curry’s son Kevin, who was interviewed by Panorama, said he had had nothing to do with the abandonment of his father.