Groom and usher in 60,000 masked raid on wedding venue after owner gave couple half-price discount on reception

Groom raided his OWN wedding venue in 60,000 masked raid after owner even gave couple half-price discountCatherine Murphy gave hard-up couple a half price champagne buffetBut bridegroom Christopher Richards returned to steal from premisesCCTV cameras captured gang stealing cash, champagne, beer and wine They also smashed doors and ripped cabinets off walls during 10-hour raid By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 10:54 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 2 February 2013 When a wedding reception organiser decided to help out two hard-up friends by laying on a half price champagne buffet, the least she could have expected was a thank you. Instead, the bridegroom decided to repay the kindness by vandalising and stealing from the venue – leaving the owner with a 60,000 bill. Catherine Murphy, 34, decided to help out hard up Bridie Sparks, 26, and her husband to be Christopher Richards, by laying on the half-price champagne buffet for 90 guests.

You"re not the Ritz… WE"RE the Ritz! London landmark orders rural minnow to change name

You're not the Ritz… WE'RE the Ritz! London landmark orders rural minnow to change nameThe Ritz conference centre is in rural Desborough, NorthamptonshireIt has borne the name 'The Ritz' in the small town for over 80 years Cost per head for entire wedding there is cheaper than Ritz afternoon tea Afternoon tea at Ritz London 'costs more per head than wedding' in centreRitz Hotel: '[We] cannot allow [our] trademarks to be used without consent'Owner Kris Malde slams Ritz Hotel for using 'sledgehammer to crack a nut' | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 21 December 2012 One is a byword for luxury, not to mention the favoured hotel of celebrities and royalty, dominating one of the most expensive areas of London