Salvatore Mannino, 52 (pictured) was found in Edinburgh St Giles Cathedral by police in a seemingly confused state and suffering from memory loss
A 'lost' tourist who was found wandering around Edinburgh and claimed to have no memory of who he was or how he got there has admitted to faking his amnesia to avoid his 'nagging' mother-in-law, it was reported last night.
Salvatore Mannino, 52, was found in Edinburgh's St Giles Cathedral by police in a seemingly confused state and suffering from memory loss.
His disappearance from his native Pisa soon raised suspicion when concerned Italian police officers tracked his searches on his computer, which showed that he had looked up terms such as 'how to disappear' and 'how to fake memory loss', the Sun reported.
Yesterday the father-of-four was forced to drop his façade, admitting to British police: 'I did it to get away from my nagging mother-in-law.
'I never lost my memory. I wanted to show my family I was important to them.
'I wanted to regain my position as a husband and father as I felt my mother-in-law had taken that from me.'
It transpired that Mr Mannino had escaped from Pisa and travelled to Scotland in mid-September.
Before leaving the family home, he left a briefcase with €10,500 (£9,350) and a