Third arrest after Jason Lyon ring theft proposal

Jason Lyon and Nicola Waites
Image caption Miss Waites said yes despite not receiving a ring

A third person has been arrested in connection with a burglary during which an engagement ring was stolen, ruining a County Durham man's proposal plan.

Jason Lyon ended up asking Nicola Waites to marry him as they sat in a police van while their home in Pelton was dusted for fingerprints.

A 33-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Police have released on bail a man and a woman who were earlier arrested in connection with the inquiry.

Mr Lyon, 20, who had initially planned to ask his 21-year-old girlfriend to marry him on New Year's Eve, said the earlier than expected proposal was successful, despite the unusual circumstances.

The £330 diamond engagement ring has not been recovered.

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