The Bride RaquelA bogus bride was caught minutes before she could tie the knot with her fourth husband. Raquel Neto Furtado De Andrade had already married three Nigerians to help give them the right to stay in Britain. But her attempt to marry again for cash was foiled by suspicious staff at a register office.
They tipped off immigration officials about the bigamous 22-year-old, who used the same wedding dress at each ceremony. Thought to be one of the country’s most prolific sham brides, she is now behind bars serving a two-year sentence.
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She will be deported to her native Portugal on her release from prison. Checks revealed De Andrade had three ‘husbands’, none of which she had troubled to divorce. The fourth groom, a 32-year-old Nigerian, was arrested with her and has been kicked out of the country. DM