‘Who smashed up our wedding cake?’

A bride and groom were left devastated on their wedding day after yobs damaged their cake.'Sue and Robert Taylor, 33, were getting ready for their big day when they discovered the Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, had been broken into.
A bride and groom were left devastated on their wedding day after yobs damaged their cake.'Sue and Robert Taylor, 33, were getting ready for their big day when they discovered the Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, had been broken into.

A Leyland bride has told of her devastation after yobs trashed her cake on her wedding day.

Sue and Robert Taylor had dropped off the £120 cake – a wedding present from her mum and sister – at the reception venue the night before they were due to get married.

But the happy couple were left stunned when police called to say the wedding venue had been broken into and the cake had been damaged.

Yobs had smashed the window of a fire door at the Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, with a paving slab and climbed through, before trashing the cake.

Sue, 30, said: “If I got hold of them, I don’t know what I would do.”

Sue, a support worker, and Robert, 33, who works for a parcel delivery company, had taken the three-tiered blue wedding cake to the venue the day before, as part of final preparations.

Sue, of Leyland Lane, Leyland, said: “We left the cake, then on Saturday morning my husband came to my mum’s to let me know the police had been and there had been a break-in.

“They had trashed the top tier of the cake. The police found blood and fingerprints. We were really upset. It looked so good before. The lady who made it tried to go and fix it but it wasn’t the same.

“You could see where it was damaged. You could see where it was damaged.

“I know it seems a bit petty, but it was a big deal to us.”

Sue and Robert said they paid around £1,400 to hire the Civic Centre, which is run by South Ribble Council.

Around 160 guests attended the wedding of the pair, who have been together for two-and-a-half years.

Sue, who has two children, said: “We just got on with it. We did have a good day, despite the bad things that happened.”

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the centre was broken into between 4.40am and 4.50am on Saturday, April 2. He said: “An offender or offenders damaged a wedding cake by removing a large chunk from the upper tier.

“They have not taken anything, it just appears to be the damage to the wedding cake.”

Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.