A woman has been reunited with a family wedding ring after it slipped off her finger and dropped into a ballot box.
Charlotte, aged 22, unwittingly dropped the gold ring into the box as she voted in last Thursday’s General Election at Cloverlea Primary School in Timperley, Greater Manchester.
Trafford Council election staff found the gold ring as they counted votes and began a desperate search to find its owner through websites, social media and the press.
The ring had been given to Charlotte as a keepsake by her mum.
Charlotte said: "It was about 8.30pm when I went to vote as I had been working all day and was very tired.
"The ring was on my index finger and was slightly loose so it must have fallen off as I posted my vote into the box and pulled my hand away.
"I went home and later realised I had lost the ring and looked everywhere for it. I was really upset that I couldn’t find it."
Charlotte added: "I am delighted to have found it, I didn’t want to face my mum’s wrath."
Charlotte was invited to Trafford Town Hall and was presented with the ring by Sara Saleh, the Council’s Corporate Director of People.
Sara said: "I am absolutely delighted to have presented the ring to Charlotte. We are so pleased to have traced her – and to give her the best Christmas present ever!"