A WOMAN reported missing had actually checked herself into rehab.

Despite nationwide appeals – and a police search – Irish expat Vivienne Hickey, 58, did not know she was being hunted.

“She had booked herself into rehab and lost her phone and basically cut herself off from the world,” explained brother Brian Hickey.

“We are all very relieved she has turned up and would like to thank the Olive Press for your help. It is good to have a happy ending.”

Hickey, from Dublin, had gone missing from her Alhaurin home two weeks ago.