Police were called out to weddings, funerals and wakes almost 550 times during the past 12 months.

Crimes officers attended include a mobility scooter stolen outside a church, a mass family brawl and a wedding guest stealing the happy couple’s presents.

The figures, which come from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, show forces across England and Wales recorded at least 542 calls relating to weddings, funerals or wakes in 2014/15, including 166 incidents involving violence against the person.

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