'Sham' marriage arrests

Eight men have been arrested by immigration officers in Gretna registration office.

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What is a 'sham' marriage?

According to the Home Office a "sham" marriage or "sham" civil partnership typically occurs when a non-European national marries someone from the European Economic Area as a means of attempting to gain long-term residency and the right to work and claim benefits in the UK.

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