This is the dramatic moment home office investigators put a stop to a sham marriage just minutes before the bride and groom exchanged their vows.
Nigerian Chinedu Amadi arrived at Leicester Registry Office to marry a complete stranger – Hungarian national Szilvia Basco-Porkolab, who donned a traditional white wedding gown for the occasion.
But unbeknownst to them Home Office investigators who were tipped off by a suspicious registrar and lay in wait in a side room for the pair to arrive.
These pictures show the moment the ‘couple’ were told they had been caught and were arrested.
Amadi, a Nigerian student, paid £5,000 to an unknown ‘fixer’ to arrange the bogus wedding with an EU national to allow him to stay in the UK.