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Five people have been found guilty of trafficking a woman from Slovakia for a sham marriage to a Pakistani man to allow him to remain in the EU.

The Romany victim's account of being handled as a "human slave" read like "something from a 19th century novel by Dickens", Preston Crown Court heard.

She was taken while on a night out in Hungary, transported to Burnley and sold for marriage, the jury heard.


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