Britain's oldest dad of twins is 71

Proud Richard Roden grins with delight after becoming Britain's oldest father of twins - at 71.

He posed with 25-year-old wife Lisa and identical daughters Emily and Ruby.

Ex-welder Richard is getting used to the looks of amazement from strangers when he explains the girls are his children, not grandchildren.

Richard and Lisa met in 2005, when he stopped his car during a storm and offered Lisa a lift to stop her getting a soaking.

They were attending the same college, with Richard, from Walsall, West Midlands, on a basic literacy course while she studied English and maths.

Their friendship blossomed after he gave her parenting advice as she struggled alone to raise her daughter Bethany - now eight - from a previous relationship.

In 2006, the couple went on a seaside trip to Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, and Lisa declared her love for Richard. They married last month.

He told The Sun: "My first impression of her was her lovely, big blue eyes. I never thought we'd end up together because of my age.

"But we are just like any other couple in love."

Source - The Sun

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