Bogus bride and groom arrested in Leeds before wedding

Home Office officials swoop during an operation at Leeds Register Office

Home Office officials swoop during an operation at Leeds Register Office

A bogus “bride” and “groom” were led away in handcuffs after they attempted to go through with a suspected sham marriage in Leeds.

Five people were arrested after Home Office immigration officials swooped before the ceremony was due to begin at Leeds Register Office.

A 32-year-old Nigerian “groom” and his would-be “bride”, a 29-year-old Slovakian woman, were arrested moments before the ceremony was due to begin.

 

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