A husband aged 26 was caught romping with his 72-year-old lover at a Premier Inn.
The other woman was 46 years his senior and old enough to be his grandmother.
It was a hammer blow to the lothario’s wife, who called in private detectives after fearing the worst.
Agents from Watkins Ward Group Investigations tracked the unlikely couple and presented the evidence to their client, who asked not to be identified.
Still coming to terms with the infidelity, the stunned 24-year-old wife said: “I just didn’t want to believe it.
“I put guilt on myself. I could not understand what I was hearing and seeing. When I viewed the video footage and saw who the other women was… Well, it was just a total fog of disbelief. This older women should have known better.”
It was understood the frisky pensioner was in hiding.
Watkins Ward Group, which has branches across the UK, was called in after Lyndsey became suspicious about her husband’s absences from the family home.
His personality had changed, too. The couple had been married for just a year. “He was distant all of a sudden,” said Lyndsey. “He wasn’t around. There was little conversation and he started to disappear. He said he was having to stay late and travel away for work.”
The agency sleuths opened a can of worms.
Lyndsey’s partner had been a frequent visitor to dating websites offering trysts with older women.
“They uncovered that he’d registered with several dating websites,” said Lyndsey. “What I was hearing reported back just didn’t seem to match the man I knew and loved.”
Surveillance tracked the cheating husband to a Premier Inn 60 miles from the family home.
The infidelity was confirmed the following morning, but even hardened investigators were shocked to discover the woman in this bizarre love triangle was a 72-year-old mum-of-two.
The mistress has four grandchildren. As yet, Lyndsey has not filed for divorce.
“It’s a difficult time at the moment, but it can be great to get rid of somebody so toxic in your life,” she said.
David, a senior detective with Watkins Ward Group Investigations, said: “Lyndsey suspected her husband was cheating on her and wanted to find out once and for all. It didn’t take us long to catch her husband out, and once we did, the details came as quite a shock”.
“It’s the physical signs that are the most obvious to watch out for. Changes in dress, coming home later and later. Taking their phone everywhere with them, leaving it face down… These are all warning signs – and the phone can be the key that reveals everything”.
“There are lots of ways that people get caught out – and they do get caught out”.
A spokesman for the agency said: “It’s not a fairy-tale ending, by any means. But, hopefully, Lyndsey’s future will contain more fairy godmothers than flirty grandmothers.”