Lorry driver pops question in unique way

SHE said yes! LOVE is in the festive air today for one romantic Ipswich man who was determined to get his girl. Getting down on one knee adoring Jason Flowers surprised his girlfriend Alex Wardell when he popped the question in style in front of her delighted colleagues.

SHE said yes!

LOVE is in the festive air today for one romantic Ipswich man who was determined to get his girl.

Getting down on one knee adoring Jason Flowers surprised his girlfriend Alex Wardell when he popped the question in style in front of her delighted colleagues.

And to make sure she got the message loud and clear he used a lorry painted with foot high lettering to ask the question - Will you marry me?

As he got down on one knee and presented 26-year-old Alex with a diamond ring she was overcome with emotion but she still managed to give the answer Jason was looking for - a resounding “Yes”.

Fighting back the tears of joy Alex said: “It is the best Christmas present ever. It is a lovely surprise. Jason is a one-off; there is no one else like him.”

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Lured outside by her colleagues at Blockfoil at Ransomes Europark industrial estate, Alex, who works in the firm's pre-press department, thought she was going to inspect a leak.

She said: “They told me I had to go outside. Then I saw the lorry. I was absolutely stunned. I had no idea. I will have to buy him a bigger Christmas present now!”

Excited Alex, who lives with Jason in Palmerston Road, Ipswich, said the couple hope to tie the knot next autumn.

She added: “We had been looking at rings to see what I liked. I didn't think he would propose like this. It is lovely. It is something to tell the grandchildren!”

Warehouse foreman Jason borrowed a lorry from PTS, the company he works for, to make the surprise for Alex.

He said: “I am happy, happy, happy! She said yes! I was looking for something a bit different and this seemed the logical thing to do.”

The couple met through mutual friends seven years ago and Jason said he felt now was the right time to get engaged.

He said: “I was an hour and a half washing the lorry and it took an hour and a half to paint. It's going to take me a while to wash off now!”

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