Football stab victim proposes to girlfriend in Iceland

Adam Williams, the young British police officer who fell victim to a vicious knife attack while supporting Iceland at Euro 2016 in France, proposed to his girlfriend while in Iceland on an all-expenses-paid trip funded by Icelandic well-wishers.

The couple got engaged on Tuesday, Williams’ plan being to always come back to Iceland to celebrate the engagement.

Their trip – paid for by kind Iceland fans moved by the story of Williams’ brutal stabbing in Paris – is going well. “Catherine and I are having a wonderful time in Iceland. People are very hospitable and kind to us,” says Williams.

“We have taken the Golden Circle and seen wonderful places. We also got the chance to ride on motor sledges for the very first time, which was a unique experience. We are looking forward to spending the next few days in Iceland and seeing as much as we can.”

The couple will be taking coffee with the President before moving on to see Iceland play Finland this evening at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavik. The couple will also be watching the Turkey game on Sunday.

“We would like to thank those who supported us through difficult times this summer. We are deeply touched and very grateful.”

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