The Daily Telegraph

Boyfriend planned to propose

- Sophie Jamieson

THE boyfriend of the woman who was thrown into the Thames from Westminste­r Bridge was planning to propose to her that day.

Andreea Cristea, 29, fell from the bridge as the attacker ploughed a car through pedestrian­s.

She had been with her partner Andrei Burnaz on a holiday in London. They were believed to be celebratin­g his birthday.

Speaking to the BBC, Romanian ambassador Dan Mihalache explained that he thought the car mounted the pave- ment and hit Mr Burnaz first, before pushing Ms Cristea into the Thames.

He added: “They were coming to London to celebrate their birthday. He intended to ask her for marriage on the same day and this was unfortunat­ely their destiny.

“It is quite a miracle that she could survive this very complicate­d experience because she was practicall­y thrown into the Thames.”

The ambassador said Miss Cristea was “stable, but in a good direction” after being operated on for a blood clot on her brain.

Mr Burnaz suffered a broken foot.

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