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Married couple are oceans apart

PUBLISHED: 18:17 22 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:25 11 August 2010

A DAGENHAM man says he is heartbroken that immigration chiefs are keeping him away from his new wife. Bob Sheldrick, 52, from Lodge Avenue, says his Thai wife Korawan has been refused entry to the UK to visit him because the Home Office thinks she won t r

A DAGENHAM man says he is heartbroken that immigration chiefs are keeping him away from his new wife.

Bob Sheldrick, 52, from Lodge Avenue, says his Thai wife Korawan has been refused entry to the UK to visit him because the Home Office thinks she won't return home.

Mr Sheldrick married his 36-year-old wife in January this year after a four-year relationship.

The ceremony took place in Korawan's native Thailand, and in March she applied for a three month Visa to visit her new husband. But despite successfully applying for a visiting visa in previous years, this time she was turned down.

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