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Paramedic ‘stalked’ Met Police officer on social media after they met at chicken shop fight – and now they’re engaged

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Paramedic ‘stalked’ Met Police officer on social media after they met at chicken shop fight - and now they’re engaged

Every love story has to start out someplace however have you ever ever heard of a romance blossoming at the scene of a fight at a chicken shop?

London Ambulance Service paramedic Paige Stride and Metropolitan Police officer Rob Wilkins discovered love after being known as to a bloody brawl in Maida Vale takeaway Chicken Valley.

Fast ahead three years and the pair, who’ve 12 years of service between them, will get married in Regent’s Park, a mile away from the place they first met.

“Our assembly was fairly cinematic in a approach,” explains Rob. “Our first encounter was in a London chicken shop, there had been a fight and my crew acquired there first.

“We have been very completely satisfied to see our colleagues in inexperienced flip as much as assist, and I used to be even happier once I noticed how fairly the paramedic was as she walked in.”

Paige and Rob will get married in Regent’s Park

In the midst of a critical incident, the couple have been unable to talk at the scene however there was clearly love within the air.

“Our eyes met briefly as we each tended to a affected person,” stated Rob.

“For me, the primary distinct reminiscence of Paige is our eyes assembly each crouched on the ground over a affected person and considering ‘wow, her eyes are piercing’, only for a break up second in between ensuring that everybody was protected.”

Rob was lined in blood because of the fight and Paige attended to him however as romance was first beginning to blossom, Rob’s radio went off and he was known as to the following incident.

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“There clearly wasn’t the prospect to have a chat throughout the incident however as soon as issues had calmed down, I gave Rob a cleansing wipe to get the blood off,” added Paige.

“He took his physique armour off and I checked he hadn’t acquired blood anyplace else. There was a particular power within the air and I used to be fairly anticipating him to ask for my quantity, or at least hoping he would.”

Paige was not keen to let Rob simply disappear out of her life that simply and a social media search the following day along with her flatmates helped hint down her future fiancé.

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The couple acquired engaged final summer time at an Airbnb in Devon

The medic defined: “When Rob raced off to a different emergency, it undoubtedly lower our probability encounter brief with an abrupt finish.

“Luckily I’d learn his title badge and the social media stalk started the following day once I informed the ladies who I lived with at the time.

“Honestly, upset isn’t even coming near how I felt when my radio crackled again into life,” Rob added.

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“When I noticed the message from Paige the following day I couldn’t consider my luck.

“I advised we go for a drink in Leicester Square and Soho – Paige hadn’t explored a lot round there so I acquired to point out her a few of my favorite locations.

“By the top of the date, my face was hurting from how a lot we’d laughed.”

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Paige and Rob by the constructing they will get married in when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted

They rapidly started to spend as a lot time collectively as attainable and going away on as many weekend breaks as they may.

Within a couple of months the pair have been inseparable and after a yr they have been residing collectively.

The pair’s love affair with chicken has continued too. Rob purchased Paige a bracelet with the coordinates of the chicken shop the place they met – a bracelet with the phrases ‘chicken valley’ on it didn’t appear very romantic – and although they haven’t been again to the shop, they usually go to chicken outlets close to their North London residence.

Like many people the pair have confronted difficult occasions within the pandemic. Both Rob and Paige have been notably uncovered to the chance of catching Covid-19 due to their jobs.

Rob has needed to self isolate as it’s unattainable to social distance in his position as a police officer, whereas Paige sadly contracted the illness, although has since totally recovered.

The pair have additionally needed to social distance from each other at residence and attributable to their busy roles their shifts don’t at all times match up, that means they should make quite a lot of effort to see one another.

Though Rob had deliberate to suggest overseas, he popped the query at an Airbnb in Devon on Paige’s birthday final yr.

He stated: “At sundown I gave Paige her birthday presents whereas she was on a swing within the conservatory and when she regarded up, I used to be down on one knee – I believed she was going to fall off!”

The couple had been working as a lot time beyond regulation as attainable to pay for his or her marriage ceremony however they have been given a dream £20,000 marriage ceremony at Regent’s Park because of a marketing campaign by Regent’s Events to thank key employees for his or her wonderful work over the past yr.

The couple will get married surrounded by 100 household and buddies when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

It is predicted chicken shall be on the marriage menu.

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