A woman’s worst nightmare has come to reality after police swooped on her during her own wedding ceremony.
This woman pictured above got the shock of her life when she was arrested on her on wedding day.
According to Metro UK, the bride was forced to pose for a police mugshot in her finest jewellery and wedding dress after she was arrested during her ceremony.
Home officials dramatically swooped in to Cecilia Siaw’s wedding moments before the ceremony and arrested her over immigration crimes.
The bride-to-be, 45, was hauled away from the ceremony where she was due to marry her German fiance and taken to a police station – all the while she was wearing her wedding dress.
When Siaw, of Ghanaian descent, stepped in front of the camera for her police mugshot, her eyebrow makeup, lipstick, and blusher was still on show having been done especially for her big day.
Siaw, who was taken to Portsmouth Central Police Station after being detained at the city’s register office, has now been jailed for six months.
Portsmouth Crown Court heard Siaw, of Portsmouth, overstayed her leave to remain and bought a dodgy identity document.
The court heard Siaw, a qualified teacher, entered the UK in 2009 legitimately but the Home Office refused to extend her leave to remain in 2013.
Siaw, who was also studying at the University of Portsmouth, forked out £5,000 to a man she did not know on a train for a ‘leave to remain’ identity document which was registered to an Indian man.
She claimed the man who sold her the document said he worked for the Home Office.
However Siaw, who worked as a healthcare worker looking after vulnerable people after studying for her master’s degree, was exposed when she used the fake document at work.
The Home Office were able to spot the discrepancy and swooped in to arrest her on June 22.
Prosecutor James Kellam said: “At interview she claimed she bought the document from a man on a train in circumstances which must have alerted her to the document being either false or improperly obtained.
“I say that because the man from whom she bought the document, she says, claimed to work for the Home Office and the defendant said she paid £5,000 for a leave to remain document.
“Siaw admitted one count of possession of an identity document with improper intention and one count of knowingly remaining beyond the time limited by leave to remain.”
Oscar Vincent, defending, said: “At the time of her arrest Mrs Siaw and her husband were at Portsmouth Register Office for a ceremony to register their marriage in the UK.
“She was arrested in her wedding dress immediately before the ceremony.”
He added: “This is a lady who on completion of her studies in 2011 genuinely has made a contribution to the UK.” The court also heard Siaw has never claimed benefits.”
Sentencing her to six months in prison, judge Roger Hetherington said: “I have no alternative but to impose an immediate prison sentence.”