I heard next door neighbour's side-gate open this morning at 5:00 and when I saw her walking up our path I was down those stairs before she even rang the bell!!!
Apparently, even though she had "checked", Cosmo finally confirmed his presence by depositing a large poo in the middle of her bed
, OH managed to scruff him and get him in the box so he's now back home safe and grounded indefinitely. Will need to take day off work to recover from mental stress plus to buy neighbour a very large bunch of flowers (it was a very large poo).
Thanks also to Sam's reassurances too - much appreciated