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Groom calls bomb threat on his own wedding

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 What are the most drastic things you've done to avoid disappointing loved ones or being caught in the wrong? (iStock) When it came to planning his wedding, 36-year-old Neil McArdle of Merseyside, U.K., had only one job: to book the venue.

Unfortunately for his fiancée, Amy Williams -- and everyone else slated to attend their ceremony -- he plum forgot to file any of the paperwork required to do so until the big day came.

So, on April 24, with mere hours to go and a fully decked-out bride en route to the venue, the groom-to-be did something drastic to avoid the impending fallout; he called in a bomb threat.

"There's a bomb in St George's Hall and it will go off in 45 minutes," he told a police receptionist from a phone booth, according to the Liverpool Echo. He then put the phone down and went back into the historic building.

Dozens of people were evacuated as bomb disposal units arrived, including the bride and wedding party.

The couple did not marry that day, but are reportedly still together six months on.

Not all is well that ends well, however. McArdle was arrested and charged the day of the incident, and after admitting to the hoax call in court yesterday, now faces jail time.

He will be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court later this month.

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