Woman cancelled brother’s wedding

Family|News | 18 Jan 2014 1

A women from Plymouth cancelled her brother’s wedding just 20 days before the due date after falling out with her future sister-in-law.

Ann Duffy rang Plymouth Register Office, claimed she was her brother’s bride to be and told them to cancel the event.

She then phoned her brother, telling him:

“You better put this on speakerphone. I have saved you on the divorce. I have cancelled your wedding. Would you like me to send you the confirmation email?”

The brother’s fiancée then phoned the police, the Plymouth Herald reports. The couple rang the venue the following day and  were able to reschedule the wedding.

Ann Duffy later admitted a charge of harassment, saying she had fallen out her brother’s partner over the care of her elderly mother. She had only wanted to upset her now sister-in-law she claimed, not her brother.

Her defence lawyer told magistrates:

“What we have here is somebody that has pleaded guilty to harassment without violence. The defendant still takes the view that her brother is not suited to his wife. In desperation to avoid her brother from making what she regarded as a disastrous move she cancelled the wedding.”

Duffy will be sentenced next month.

The blog team at Stowe is a group of writers who share their advice on the wellbeing and emotional aspects of divorce or separation from personal experience. Guest contributors also regularly contribute to share their knowledge.

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    1. Andrew says:

      Happy families. You can choose your spouse but you can’t choose your siblings!

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