Bride and groom arrested on wedding day
October 1, 2008
A BRIDE and groom were arrested on their wedding day in Crystal Palace as part of a police swoop on suspected illegal immigrants.
Officers from Bromley police and the UK Border Agency stopped a Ford Mondeo in Anerley Hill.
The bride and groom, who had just got married in Dulwich, were questioned on suspicion of immigration offences.
The 37-year-old Nigerian groom – who had been living in Southwark – was handed over to officers from the UK Border Agency and remains in custody while officers work to remove him from the UK.
The 21-year-old Portuguese bride – who had been staying with friends in Southwark – was bailed to return to Bromley police station on November 6 on suspicion of facilitating the entry of an illegal immigrant into the UK.
Two other people arrested during the operation on September 17 have been jailed.
Kazeem Fasanya, a 31-year-old Nigerian, of Montana Gardens, Lower Sydenham, was sentenced to 14 months after pleading guilty to possessing a false passport at Croydon Magistrates' Court on September 25.
On the same day Adey Senaike, aged 34, of Montana Gardens, was sentenced to six months after he pleaded guilty to possessing a passport containing false Home Office stamps.
On September 11 officers arrested two immigration offenders in Elmers End Road, Beckenham.
One was removed back to Mauritius the next day and the other is in custody awaiting deportation.
11:02am Wednesday 1st October 2008