Eleven bailed after raids

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ELEVEN people arrested as part of a probe into a suspected sham marriage gang operating between Rotherham and Pakistan have been bailed pending further enquiries.

The 10 women and one man, believed to be from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Pakistan, were arrested during 20 raids on homes carried out by the UK Border Agency and South Yorkshire Police.

They were quizzed on suspicion of breaching immigration law before being bailed.

A twelfth person arrested - a woman - remained in custody yesterday.

The raids formed part of Operation Razorback, set up to investigate Eastern European women being paid to marry Pakistani men.

The women have the right to work in Britain under EU law and men are suspected of trying to bypass immigration laws by marrying them.