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Bigamy Cases

R.v. V
Luton Crown Court

The Defendant, a 23 year old married man in the Philippines, met and married a French National in this country, and on such basis made Application to remain in the United Kingdom. 

The Charges Were:
1. At Barnet Registry Office, for the purpose of procuring a marriage, knowingly and wilfully made a false declaration, required under any Act of Parliament for the time being in force relating to marriage, contrary to section 3 (1) (A) of the Perjury Act 1911.
2. At Watford Registry Office during the life of the present wife ( In the Philippines ) went through a form of marriage with another, contrary to section 57 of The Offences Against The Person Act 1861..

Sentence:
Imprisonment for a period of 8 months, suspended for 18 months, and 120 hours community service

The Law:
Section 3(1)(A)Perjury Act 1861 – On indictment liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years or to a fine or to both.Section 57 The Offences Against The Person Act 1861 – Imprisonment not exceeding seven years

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