NYPD find UK couple who lost ring during romantic proposal

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NYPD find UK couple who lost ring during romantic proposal

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Police in New York have found the couple who got engaged in Times Square on Friday but lost the ring down a grate.

The NYPD tweeted on Sunday that arrangements were being made to return the ring to the pair, who are from the UK.

CCTV images showed the couple unsuccessfully trying to retrieve the piece of jewellery.

But police officers later managed to rescue and clean it.

The BBC has been in touch with the couple and understands they are from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the UK.

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Thank you, Twitter. Case closed!
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John, Daniella, and the NYPD. pic.twitter.com/G7eB1Ds7vP

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 2, 2018

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They have been named by NYPD as John and Daniella, who said they had now returned home.

The footage was taken just before midnight on Friday and was released by police shortly after.

It doesn't show the moment the man pops the question but we do see him getting down on one knee in an attempt to find the ring.

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Twitter post by @NYPDnews: We would like to thank everyone who shared this story! The (now) happy couple is back in their home country, but thanks to your retweets they heard we were looking for them! We’re making arrangements to get them their ring back. Congratulations! Image Copyright @NYPDnews @NYPDnews Report

His fiancée, who police confirmed said "Yes", puts her hands to her face when she realises what has happened.

She crouches down next to him, trying to help but they are unsuccessful.

The man then lies down on the floor by the grate, trying to reach the piece of jewellery but again they are unable to retrieve it.

Officers from the New York Police Department clearly have a romantic side and, more importantly, access to the grate, so could get it out quite easily.

Earlier, they had put out a plea for the man and woman to come forward.

Later on Sunday they released an image of the cleaned-up ring on their Twitter account with the caption: "Here's a photo of the ring our officers recovered (and cleaned!) Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM @NYPDTips if you know the happy couple so we can return it to them!"

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Here’s a photo of the ring our officers recovered (and cleaned!) Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM @NYPDTips if you know the happy couple so we can return it to them! pic.twitter.com/hzFXxuMVJW

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 1, 2018

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Well-wishers were quick respond on social media. One wrote: "I hope the couple is grate-ful."

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