The UK Border Force has been alerted to 50 cases of fake civil partnerships a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The BBC report:

In 2011 there were 28 reports and so far in 2012, there have been 21 reports, the UK Border Agency (UBKA) figures show.

In June, a 30-year-old Sri Lankan man was detained as he prepared to take part in a suspected sham civil partnership ceremony at Ealing Register Office.

He was due to enter into a partnership with a man more than twice his age when officers from the UKBA intervened and arrested him for overstaying his visa.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.