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Honeymoon over for runaway bride

A JAMAICAN bride who allegedly married her elderly Scottish husband to get her stay could be facing deportation after ditching him hours after landing.

The Home Office has warned that Patrice Chambers, 24, could be sent back for breaching the terms of her visa.

It said marriage alone was not enough to keep her in the country and that couples had to live together for a minimum of two years before they'd be considered for indefinite leave to remain.

Jilted groom, Johnny Gannon, 57, paid £5,000 for a visa so Chambers could join him at his council flat in Perth, Scotland, following their wedding on the Caribbean island a few months earlier.

But on the same day Cumper joined her husband on Saturday afternoon (July 16) she announced she was leaving.

The heartbroken charity worker poured his heart out to the Daily Record saying he believed his young bride was heading to Bristol to be with her Jamaican boyfriend who he claims hatched the scam.

Gannon, who met Chambers two years ago while on holiday, said: "I was looking forward to spending the rest of my life with Patrice but I think she had planned all along to do this.

"I feel humiliated. My relationship with her wasn’t something I’d done by mail order."

A UK Border Agency spokesperson said: "We will investigate any formal allegations that a person is not meeting the terms of their visa.

"A marriage does not give an individual the right to live and work in the UK. If a person no longer meets the requirements for which they were granted entry, their right to remain in the UK may be revoked."

Chambers had initially been refused a tourist visa to visit Scotland because the UK authorities feared she would not return to Jamaica.

It was then, Gannon said, that she started talking about marriage.

But he started to suspect her feelings were not reciprocal when he popped to the shop for 20 minutes to buy pot noodles and returned to find her leaving.

The Voice wants to hear from Patrice Chambers. Do you know her? Email newsdesk@gvmedia.co.uk

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