The 26-year-old British bridegroom had the mental capacity of a three-year-old and could not consent to the marriage, the court decided.

His marriage with a woman in Bangladesh took place in August 2006 over a speaker phone.

Since the man's family planned to bring his bride to the UK, English law on consent must prevail, said the court.

The man, identified only as IC, was said to be highly suggestible and vulnerable.

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