Eight people jailed for fake marriage scam

Gyash Uddin
Gyash Uddin was sham marriages "Mr Fix It" Photo: ITV Anglia

For more than five years Gyash Uddin used his Indian restaurant in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire as the front for a series of sham marriages.

Between 2005 and 2011 - owner Uddin arranged a number of marriages between members of his family and Polish women.

The weddings were always small - the guest list often boosted by customers from the restaurant.

During their investigation UK Border Agency officers found mobile phone footage which Uddin appeared to film by accident.

In it he discusses the arrangements and jokes about being caught.

Investigators also discovered crib sheets - designed to answer questions that could be asked by probing officials.

They contained details about jobs, living arrangements and family background.

Registrars were also suspicious of some of the couples.

Staff at Luton Register Office alerted the Border Agency after one bride and groom couldn't communicate with each other without an interpreter.

Gyash Uddin was described by the judge as the "Mr Fix it". He was jailed for four years.

His brother-in-law Razal Miah was sentenced to 2 and a half.

His fake bride Dorota Wysocka was jailed for 16 months.

While her real partner Maurisz Rohde was jailed for 13 months.

Dolan Miah, Tera Miah and Poles Katarzyna Potrykus, Aneta Szcezepanik and Camilla Drosdowsker were all given sentences between 8 months and 2 and a half years.