We found the mystery couple at the centre of a plane proposal in Leeds city centre

A mystery couple at the centre of a very public proposal in Leeds city centre have been named

Sommer Sheridan and fianc Ali Ayman, who got engaged after Ali proposed with a plane flying a banner in Leeds city centre. Picture: Sommer Sheridan (Facebook)

Sommer Sheridan was proposed to after her boyfriend of six years Ali Ayman arranged for a plane to trail a banner reading 'Sommer will you marry me?' across the sky yesterday (Wednesday).

The happy couple live in Shipley and had gone into Leeds for a dinner date at rooftop bar Angelica, at Trinity shopping centre when junior doctor Ali said, "let's go outside".

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Sommer, 22, who has just graduated from studying Interior Architecture at Leeds Beckett University, said: "I was confused at first - it's cold outside.

Sommer Sheridan and fianc Ali Ayman, who got engaged after Ali proposed with a plane flying a banner in Leeds city centre. Picture: Sommer Sheridan (Facebook)

"He handed me a piece of paper saying, 'look at the sky' and I just saw a plane flying across saying, 'will you marry me?' I was really shocked, I wasn't expecting it at all. Of course, I said yes.

"There were a couple of others out on the terrace who started clapping when it happened.

Sommer and Ali, 24, met through Facebook and got together after meeting up on a holiday in Abu Dhabi. Ali, who is originally from Syria and training to be a doctor. The romantic gesture was Ali's first proposal, although friends had staged a joke proposal between the couple two years ago.

Sommer added: "We are going to plan on getting married this year hopefully."

Sommer Sheridan and fianc Ali Ayman, who got engaged after Ali proposed with a plane flying a banner in Leeds city centre. Picture: Sommer Sheridan (Facebook)
Ali Ayman's plane proposal to girlfriend Sommer Sheridan in Leeds city centre. Picture: Bob Peters