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Lincoln police help stranded newlyweds after breakdown

The newly weds getting out of a police car Image copyright Gemma King
Image caption Sian and Josh Chapman were rescued by PC Mark Wood after their car broke down

A newly married couple were rescued by police after their car broke down between the church and wedding reception.

Sian and Josh Chapman were married at All Saints Church in North Hykeham on Saturday but were left stranded on their way to the reception.

PC Mark Wood, of Lincolnshire Police, picked them up and took them to Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney.

Sian's sister Gemma King tweeted her thanks to him for saving the day.

She wrote: "A massive thank you to @lincspolice for giving my sister and her new husband a lift to their wedding reception yesterday after their car broke down on route!

"A moment we'll never forget."

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Speaking later, Ms King told the BBC: "It was a lovely wedding and then we all headed off to wait for them at the reception, about five miles away."

She said her sister and husband were travelling in a 1930s vintage car, which the driver had earlier said had never broken down.

Image copyright Gemma King
Image caption They had married earlier in North Hykeham, near Lincoln

"We were hopeful everything would be ok," she said.

"We then panicked when we saw a police car coming down the track with its siren and blue lights on," she said.

"Then we saw my sister and we thought it might have been a joke."

The couple were picked up after breaking down near Swinderby.

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Her tweet attracted a number of comments relating to the wedding tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson said she was delighted PC Wood played his part in the couple's happy day.

"It is not something he will ever forget and no doubt they won't either."

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