Sham Blackburn wedding couple jailed

TWO people attempting a bogus marriage in Blackburn have been jailed.

Sufyan Shahzad, 25, and Katalin Ottlyk, 30, planned to marry so Shahzad could remain in the UK.

Ottlyk, from Hungary and Shahzad, from Pakistan, had previously pleaded guilty to taking part in the fake ceremony at Blackburn Register office on July 27, which was interrupted by immigration officers.

Officers had been alerted by the registrar, who was suspicious as they ‘did not interact with each other or speak the same language’, Bolton Crown Court heard.

Both were sentenced to 20 months in prison, with an extra four months added to Ottlyk’s term for her use of a false identification card.

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6:14pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Carl_24 says...

Oh wow about time people can comment about the ethnic community of Blackburn anyway why throw this Sufyan in a UK prison for 20 months???
If he's not from the UK throw the tosser out and have Ottlyk serve the jail term.
Oh wow about time people can comment about the ethnic community of Blackburn anyway why throw this Sufyan in a UK prison for 20 months??? If he's not from the UK throw the tosser out and have Ottlyk serve the jail term. Carl_24

10:39pm Tue 3 Dec 13

comet says...

this happens every day,i know of four people in the last six months,within 100 yards of where i live,what is the point inreporting them,they let them stay here anyway,if anybody want to move abroard they need to have a job to go into,all they need to come into uk is a pair of legs,
this happens every day,i know of four people in the last six months,within 100 yards of where i live,what is the point inreporting them,they let them stay here anyway,if anybody want to move abroard they need to have a job to go into,all they need to come into uk is a pair of legs,[ jim bowen - bullseye ] comet

8:23am Wed 4 Dec 13

woolywords says...

No mention here of a deportation order, and, more importantly, that the UK Border agency have been informed, so as to have sufficient time to make any arrangements.
Can we also hope that he is held securely, so that it's not possible for him to make someone pregnant, thus ensuring his rapid transition out of the country.
Our thanks to the Registrars office, for their vigilance, once again. They can take some comfort in knowing that they have managed to save a man from the institution of marriage and arranged for a more suitable one for him.
No mention here of a deportation order, and, more importantly, that the UK Border agency have been informed, so as to have sufficient time to make any arrangements. Can we also hope that he is held securely, so that it's not possible for him to make someone pregnant, thus ensuring his rapid transition out of the country. Our thanks to the Registrars office, for their vigilance, once again. They can take some comfort in knowing that they have managed to save a man from the institution of marriage and arranged for a more suitable one for him. woolywords

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