Anorak | The Ring Cycle

The Ring Cycle

by | 28th, July 2004

‘A MERE 24 hours after chucking her engagement ring into the woods near her Formby home, Wayne Rooney’s fiancée Coleen McLoughlin was photographed yesterday…with a ring on her engagement finger.

An artist’s impression of what the Sunday Mirror’s story might have looked like

How could this be? It is a riddle wrapped in an enigma inside a mystery – and the Sun struggles this morning to make sense of it all.

“Was it the same £25,000 sparkler she flung away in a rage?” it asks.

Well, we’re no expert at rings, but we called in someone who is – the oft-engaged Tracy Shaw – and she informs us that it is the very same diamond and platinum ring that Wayne gave his 18-year-old fiancée.

“There was speculation last night,” it continues,” that Coleen had found it herself after throwing it into a wooded squirrel sanctuary.”

But how did she succeed where scores of children and Sun reporters had failed?

The Sun even brought a metal detector into the woods, despite the fact that they’re explicitly banned by the National Trust, without any success.

And National Trust warden Louise Mitchell warned that the ring would probably have gone already anyway, pocketed by a red squirrel or a magpie.

So, if it’s not a replacement ring and Coleen didn’t find the one she threw

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