Wales manager Chris Coleman praised for rescuing elderly woman
WALES football team manager Chris Coleman has been praised by police for rescuing an elderly woman missing from her home.
Coleman, 42, was driving in the dark when he saw the white-haired pensioner in danger of wandering into passing traffic.
The former Swansea City, Fulham and Crystal Palace defender, stopped his car and gently helped the "vulnerable" woman into his Audi.
The confused woman could not remember where she lived - so Coleman drove her around a town centre hoping she would recognise her home.
But after half an hour touring Haverfordwest, Coleman rang friends in the town asking for help.
They called police who discovered the woman had been reported missing by her family.
Coleman drove to a local college where she was given a cup of tea while police arrived to take her home.
He said: "I noticed the lady at the side of the road - she seemed very disorientated and distressed.
"I asked if she was okay and she said she was lost.
"I got her in the car and we drove around a bit to see if she could remember where she lived but she couldn't.
"I rang my colleagues and asked if they could contact the police.
"When we met with them she had nice cup of tea and thankfully the police were able to return her home safely.
"She had already been reported missing, so I'm just happy I was able to help her."
Coleman was on his way to a meeting with soccer officials in Pembrokeshire when he saw the vulnerable woman.
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: "Dyfed-Powys Police would like to thank Mr Coleman for his assistance with a vulnerable member of the public.
"We fully appreciate he was travelling to an engagement during his busy schedule.
"But he still took time to ensure the safety of someone who was in need of help."