Video: Boyfriend surprised with Valentine’s Day proposal at Lincoln shopping centre

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A lucky couple celebrated Valentine’s Day in style with a surprise proposal in the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln.

Rachel Baxter, 20, popped the question to her boyfriend, Joshua Lynn, 22, after winning a competition from Waterside, local businesses and The Lincolnite for the perfect proposal package.

Goldsmiths donated a £2,500 engagement ring for the special occasion, and Rachel’s proposal message was shown on the big screen.

Rachel said: “Josh works so many hours and I knew he couldn’t afford to get me a really nice engagement ring, so I thought what a perfect opportunity. It’s been brilliant!”

Josh said: “I couldn’t believe it. One minute I was looking at the board and the next thing I knew, her message came up. I’m just over the moon.”

The couple have been together for three years and have a ten-month-old daughter.