Sham Blackburn wedding couple jailed
3:16pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013 in News
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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