A newlywed husband has been dumped by his wife after she hired private investigators who discovered he was having an affair with a woman in her seventies.

The couple, who – for obvious reasons – are choosing to remain anonymous, have only been married for a year, but the 26-year-old husband was tracked by sleuths to a Premier Inn, where he was found to have been engaging in an affair with a 72-year-old woman who is old enough to be his grandma.

His wife, who he shared a house with in Birmingham, became suspicious of him a while back and decided to enlist the help of Carter-Harris Private Investigators, who began looking into the matter.

Because she wants to remain anonymous, she was only referred to in a Birmingham Live report as Lyndsey.

Twenty-four-year-old Lyndsey told them: “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 woman was…

“Well, it was just a total fog of disbelief. This older woman should have known better.”

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It is thought that the pensioner has gone into hiding to avoid the shame of being outed as the homewrecking ‘other woman’.

After the couple had been married for less than a year, Lyndsey’s husband started acting and behaving differently. Her suspicions were aroused by his sudden personality and habit changes, so she called in the professional investigators.

She continued: “He was distant all of a sudden. 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.

“They uncovered that he’d registered with several dating websites.

“What I was hearing reported back just didn’t seem to match the man I knew and loved.”

The dating websites that he had been visiting offered the promise of meeting up with older women, but exactly how much older still came as a shock even to the investigators who discovered his activities.

They finally cornered him at a Premier Inn, 60 miles away from home and the shocked investigators made the discovery that his mistress was a 70-odd year old grandmother of four.

A Premier Inn. Credit: PA

So far, Lyndsey has not filed for divorce, but she did say: “It’s a difficult time at the moment, but it can be great to get rid of somebody so toxic in your life.”

It sure is, particularly if they are banging somebody’s granny behind your back.

Daniel Shaw, one of the detectives from Carter-Harris, 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 company spokesperson added: “It’s not a fairy-tale ending, by any means.

“But, hopefully, Lyndsey’s future will contain more fairy godmothers than flirty grandmothers.”

Excellent work, guys. Seriously, top notch.