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Police get bride to wedding on time after car breaks down

POLICE officers came to the aid of a stranded bride and her father after their vehicle broke down on their way to her wedding in Somerset.

Yasmin Lovekin was on her way to a Register Office in Bristol city center with her father, Colin, to marry her sweetheart Gemma last on Friday, May 6, when their white Cadillac broke down in the village of Tickenham, near Clevedon.

Thankfully, officers PC Bridget Griffiths and PCSO Kate Turner were on patrol and passed the vehicle when they noticed the bride inside.

After establishing the car couldn’t be fixed, the officers came to the assistance of the bride-to-be and transported her to her wedding venue in time to say ‘I do’.

PC Griffiths said: “We took the route over the Clifton Suspension Bridge, at which point the bride happily informed us she had wanted to pass over the bridge on her wedding day but wasn’t able to in the Cadillac.”

Somerset County Gazette:

A short distance from the venue, the officers pulled over and donned the police car in the ribbons and bows they’d borrowed from the broken down Cadillac.

They then gave the bride her ‘something blue’ by putting the blue lights on for their arrival at the venue.

PCSO Turner said: “A flash of the blue lights and a blast of the siren signaled the bride’s arrival.

“We took a few quick photos with the bride, removed the ribbons and returned to our duties.

“It was an absolute pleasure to be able to escort the bride and her father to her wedding.

“They were both lovely and it certainly was one of the nicest moments Bridget and I have had while on duty.”

Yasmin said it will “definitely be a story to tell the kids”, adding: “I thought my wedding was about to be completely ruined, but then Bridget and Kate turned up to save the day and I am forever grateful.”

Somerset County Gazette:

By giving up half an hour of their time, PC Griffiths and PCSO Turner were able to make a “potentially day ruining moment” a story to remember.

PC Griffiths added: “This is just one of the many ways we, as neighborhood policing officers, support and aid people in our community and we wish the happy couple all the best in their future together.”


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