Fake marriage gang in court for a second time

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A GROUP alleged to have tried plotting a fake marriage have appeared in court for a second time.

The group of six appeared at Bradford Crown Court for a 15 minute hearing.

The would-be bride, Polish-born Ewelina Piotrowska, 23, from Wakefield, is said to have breached immigration law by trying to facilitate illegal entry to the UK.

The group are said to have been trying to obtain a resident’s permit for the would-be groom Nahid Chaudhary, 31, who is not a British citizen.

They were arrested after police were tipped-off about the ceremony at Calderdale Register Office.

Another four men also face a charge of breaching immigration law. Saeed Akhtar, 33, of Hammond Street, Halifax, Jam Roze, 43, of Cedar Street, Halifax, Kamran Qamar, 34, of Westfield Place, Halifax and Mohammed Akhtar, 42, from Wakefield.

Both Mohammed Akhtar and Chaudray had Urdu interpretators.

Piotrowska, who had a Polish interpretator for the hearing, and Chaudray also face a charge of perjury.

Chaudhary and Mohammed Akhtar were remanded in custody, the rest of the accused were given conditional bail.

They will next appear at Bradford Crown Court on June 9 for their trial on August 1. It is expected to last two weeks.