Brazen wedding planner who ‘scammed couples out of thousands’ pictured grinning in Benidorm pool while ‘on run from cops’

Brazen wedding planner who ‘scammed couples out of thousands’ pictured grinning in Benidorm pool while ‘on run from cops’

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A “SHAMELESS” wedding planner accused of scamming couples out of thousands of pounds has been spotted soaking up the sun in Benidorm.

Dana Twidale was photographed in the pool at the Apartamentos Acuarium II in the popular resort in 30 degree heat.

Dana Twidale was photographed in the pool at an apartment block in Benidorm
Dana Twidale was photographed in the pool at an apartment block in Benidorm

The Humberside woman is understood to have vanished after dozens came forward claiming she had “ruined” their weddings earlier in the summer.

The 42-year-old, who ran her own event hire business in Hull, has also been accused of fleecing her ex Nigel Wainwright out of £10,000.

Now reports from Spain reveal she has been spotted enjoying herself more than 1,200 miles away from home.

“The pictures are 100 per cent Dana,” husband Carl Twidale, told the Olive Press.  “They were sent to me from a girl holidaying around the same pool with her family.”

He has previously said he think his ex should be “fed to the wolves.”

The images of Ms Twidale were taken by a holidaymaker in August after they spotted her at the poolside.

They show the alleged wedding scammer leaning on the edge of the communal pool while grinning in shades.

Another photograph shows her taking a break from the scorching sun
Olive Press

Another photograph shows her taking a break from the scorching sun[/caption]

It is not yet currently clear where Twidale has gone, or if she is still in Spain.
It is not yet currently clear where Twidale has gone, or if she is still in Spain.

Another image shows her tattooed back as she sits on a lilo taking a break from the scorching heat.

It is not currently clear where Twidale has gone, or if she is even still in Spain.

In recent months, multiple people have accused Twidale of conning them while planning their dream wedding.

Sam Devine, 32, brought her big day forward to next year so her terminally ill mum could see her marry her fiancé Phil Leach.

She found Twidale’s business on Facebook and paid out more than £500 to cover the cost of decorations and £100 to cover the deposit for the hire of a marquee.

But Sam later found posts and comments from others accusing Twidale of scamming them – and has been unable to get in touch with her since.

‘SCAMMED’

She said: “I felt upset, shocked and just absolutely gutted. I just couldn’t believe somebody could prey on someone’s weakness like that.

“I even said to her that I thought she was my guardian angel and it turns out that all along she was doing this.”

A Facebook group called People affected by Dana Twidale the wedding planner help and support has since amassed over 800 members.

Many claimed to have lost up to £3,000 for everything from cakes to photographers to white lanterns and decorations.

Carl, who has been separated from his wife for the past two years, has publicly slammed her after he faced threats from angry brides.


He told Hull Daily Mail: “It was numbing to read about all the scams and I can’t believe she has done this.

“There are no words. She is just wicked and it’s twisted – you can’t do the things she has done. It’s one thing scamming people but preying on their vulnerabilities is just wrong.

“I’ve started to question now if I ever really knew who she was. She was my wife but I just don’t know her anymore. I don’t want to help her and they can feed her to the wolves.”

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