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12th January 2021, 11:56

British man handed 12 week sentence for assisting illegal immigration 

A British national was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison at the Magistrates' Court on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to assisting illegal immigration.

Faisal Muquizal, from Sheffield, was arrested last month after being caught attempting to assist two people board a flight from Gibraltar to the UK. The pair were using Swedish passports. These were flagged up as they crossed the frontier, as the photos did not match their purported owners.

Muquizal has been on remand since his December arrest.