Saturday 21 April 2018

Police patrol vehicle saves the day for bride and groom after wedding car crash

Bride and groom Georgia and Emmott Garnett thanked police (Lancashire Police/PA)
Bride and groom Georgia and Emmott Garnett thanked police (Lancashire Police/PA)

A bride and groom have thanked police for stepping in to use a squad car to chauffeur them on their big day after their wedding car was in a crash.

Georgia and Emmott Garnett had just exchanged vows at the register office in Burnley, Lancashire, and were on their way to the reception when disaster struck.

The chauffeur-driven vintage 1970s' Rover was involved in a collision, leaving them stranded with their son Arlo, aged ten months, unable to make it to their own wedding party.

But when police were called to the accident, officers stepped in to save the day.

Police Constable Pete Haworth, of Lancashire Police, offered to drive them in his patrol car to the reception - even putting a ribbon on the police car.

Mrs Garnett, 23, later praised officers on the Burnley and Padiham Police Facebook page, saying: "Thank you so much for helping us ?? we had a fabulous evening! Thanks again the new Mr and Mrs garnett x."

Earlier the police had posted details of the incident on the page. It read: "Shortly after 3pm on Saturday 28th January 2017, reports of an RTC on Colne Road, Burnley were received.

"Officers were deployed, and it transpired that a vehicle involved in the collision was that of the bride and groom!

"The necessary was completed, but the bride and groom were now vehicle-less! Not one to (always) let people down, PC Haworth sprung up, put ribbon on the police vehicle, and transported the newlyweds to their reception, for an evening of drinking and dancing.

"Congratulations to the newlyweds - Mr and Mrs Garnett!"

Pc Haworth and local police have since received hundreds of messages of support.

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