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.