Pakistani groom forgets bride’s name in ‘fake’ marriage

Zubair Khan from Pakistan and Beata Szilagyi from Hungary tried to use the fake marriage to enable Khan to stay in Britain. (Courtesy: PA)

A couple were arrested in Hull, Northern England, only minutes before their marriage ceremony was about to begin after the groom had to be reminded by his bride-to-be's name.

The man, Zubair Khan from Pakistan, and the woman, Beata Szilagyi from Hungary, tried to use the fake marriage to enable Khan to stay in Britain, according to The Telegraph.

But the 28-year-old groom ruined it when he had to ask his wife-to-be's name.

Home Office investigators were informed by the registrar’s office of the incident.

“At a pre-wedding registrar appointment, Zubair Khan could not even remember the name of his prospective bride,” said Andy Sharpe, an investigator from the Home Office's immigration.

The couple were arrested and were sentenced to 20 months and 17 months respectively at Hull Crown Court.

They both admitted seeking a conspiracy to assist a breach of British immigration law, the newspaper said.

"The sentences handed out today reflect the gravity of their criminality,” said Sharpe.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44