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I sent the info required as detailed again below
I await your reply
Poppy came to UK in 2005 as carer with UK charity eventually becoming my carer and living with me.in 2011
Vetted by the Inst of Registrars Eastleigh Hants including immigration checks before we got married in Feb 2013
Thank you for your prompt advice.
Plenty to think about and no doubt more expense will have to be found in order to resolve this situation.
It does seem that if one is a criminal or involved in a sham marriage thats OK not only to remain but to claim all the generous benefits that are on offer!!
Thanks once again for your helpful assistance
Iain & Poppy