A father of four-year-old twins caused a full-scale police search this morning after hiding Easter Eggs seven miles from his home in West London. Former army officer Ronan Jones told his sons that an Easter Egg hunt would be held the next day, then left home at 3 a.m., taking a series of night buses and a mini-cab, before secreting the Cadbury’s Buttons eggs under a recycling skip within the perimeter fence of a yacht club in Windsor.
Police finally discovered the boys on opposite sides of the M4 at Reading, where they were said to be conducting a fingertip search of the embankments whilst signalling to each other. Jones said that giving the boys replacement eggs ‘would be rewarding failure and teach them nothing’. Mrs Jones was unavailable for comment, as she was ‘nursing a swollen eye after a fall’.