Sydney groom spends his wedding night in a jail cell after allegedly punching policeman

EXCLUSIVE: Newly married couple dance to Ed Sheeran just hours before their perfect day turns to a nightmare when the groom ‘punches’ a cop in a wild brawl at the reception – before spending his wedding night locked up

  • Blake Osgood was charged after allegedly punching a policeman at his wedding
  • 26-year-old groom spent his wedding night locked up in Surry Hills holding cell
  • Video shows Osgood dancing happily with new wife Tiesha Ojeda hours before
  • Osgood was charged with three offences and will return to court on December 8 

As they shared their first dance as a married couple, Blake Osgood and Teisha Ojeda prepared for the most special night of their lives.

But within hours their wedding day had turned into a nightmare, with Osgood locked up in police custody following an alleged wild brawl at their reception.

Osgood, 26, allegedly punched an officer in the chest when police were called after a fight broke out at the Elouera Surf Life Saving Club at Cronulla, in Sydney’s south.  

He was charged with two counts of resisting or hindering police in the execution of duty, failing to comply with directions and two counts of assaulting a police officer in execution of duty.

After spending her wedding night alone, the newly crowned Mrs Osgood refused to discuss the incident when contacted by Daily Mail Australia on Monday.

Blake Osgood and Teisha Ojeda appeared to be having the perfect wedding as they shared a first dance on Saturday afternoon

but just hours later Osgood (left), 26, allegedly punched a police officer and spent his wedding night in a police cell

Blake Osgood and Teisha Ojeda appeared to be having the perfect wedding as they shared a first dance on Saturday afternoon (left), but just hours later the 26-year-old groom allegedly punched a police officer and spent his wedding night in a police cell 

Video from what should have been the couple’s special day shows them dancing to a rendition of Ed Sheeran’s hit song Perfect.

But the emotional scenes would allegedly escalate as the night went on.  

Parramatta Bail Court heard on Sunday that police were called to the surf club about 10.30pm following reports of a brawl. 

When officers arrived they issued Osgood and a 55-year-old man with directions to move on.

But the groom allegedly refused and pushed a male constable to the ground, before punching a leading senior constable.

Police used pepper spray to subdue Mr Osgood before he was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station.

He spent his wedding night in a cell at Surry Hills Police Station, still wearing chinos and a white shirt he had picked out for his special day. 

He appeared in court via video link and was granted bail, being released back to his wife that afternoon.

Police were called to the Elouera Surf Life Saving Club on Saturday night after reports a brawl had broken out during Osgood and Ojeda's wedding reception. Osgood (pictured) was told to move on by police but allegedly refused and then attacked two officers

Police were called to the Elouera Surf Life Saving Club on Saturday night after reports a brawl had broken out during Osgood and Ojeda’s wedding reception. Osgood (pictured) was told to move on by police but allegedly refused and then attacked two officers 

Osgood (pictured left) was still wearing his wedding pants and shirt when he appeared in court on Sunday from the Surry Hills Police Station via video link

Osgood (pictured left) was still wearing his wedding pants and shirt when he

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My sister sits in a Saudi prison cell as Riyadh hosts a G-20 women’s conference

Lina al-Hathloul is the sister of imprisoned Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul.



Loujain Alhathloul smiling for the camera: Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is seen in an undated photo. (Reuters)


Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is seen in an undated photo. (Reuters)

This week, some of the most powerful women from around the world attended the virtual Women20 (W20) conference, part of the Group of 20 summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia. But who was missing? For one, my sister Loujain al-Hathloul, an award-winning women’s rights activist, who is in a maximum-security prison cell only 25 miles from Riyadh.

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In recent years, my sister was one of the only Saudi women who dared to attend international conferences outside of the kingdom to discuss the truth about women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. She spoke out about the injustice of the repressive patriarchal systems in the kingdom, which grant men almost total superiority before the law and give them the absolute right to guardianship over their wives and children. For voicing the exact values that W20 claims to uphold, my sister was targeted and now sits in prison.

In 2018, Loujain spoke at a United Nations conference in Geneva on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. She publicly denounced Saudi Arabia’s abject failure to respect its international agreements on gender equality. Shortly after returning to the gulf, she was kidnapped from the United Arab Emirates, remanded to Saudi Arabia and incarcerated for exercising her right to free speech.

In prison, my sister has been subjected to all forms of torture and degradation, including sexual abuse. I fear for her safety, and for her life, every day. Saudi prosecutors say her crime was “attempting to destabilize the kingdom,” but it is clear she has been imprisoned for defending women’s rights and for her speech. In fact, the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that her imprisonment and deprivation of liberty are “arbitrary.”

If members of the G-20, which purports to promote gender equality and advance the social and economic empowerment of women, truly want to mainstream issues of gender, voices such as that of my sister Loujain must be included. And for that, they must be released from their arbitrary detention in Saudi prisons. Unless Loujain and other female activists are freed and allowed to exercise their equal, universal rights of speech and association, this conference stands as nothing more than another symbol of Saudi and international hypocrisy on the issue of women’s equality.

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Loujain is only one of a staggering number of female human rights defenders who remain imprisoned across the Middle East and North Africa. Samar Badawi, Nassima al-Sada, Nouf Abdulaziz and Maya’a al-Zahrani all remain behind bars. Though Saudi Arabia was celebrated for lifting its ban on women driving in 2018, at least 11 of the activists instrumental in advancing that right were imprisoned. At this time of global outcry for gender equality, world leaders

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