Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Orford Quay: Four in charge charged with people smuggling

10:00 05 July 2014

South East Suffolk Magistrates

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

Archant

Three men and a woman have appeared in court charged with a plot to smuggle illegal immigrants into the country via the Suffolk coast.

Six Ukranian males are said to have been detained at Orford Quay at around midnight on Wednesday, Ipswich magistrates were told yesterday.

The four people accused of people trafficking appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in three separate hearings.

Their cases have now been committed to Ipswich Crown Court.

All were arrested by officials from the Immigration Service at around midnight on Wednesday, magistrates were told.

The first to appear was 25-year-old Oleksander Kozak, of Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, east London.

Kozak faces two charges.

He is alleged to have been in possession of a false identity document, a Polish driving licence.

Kozak is also accused of facilitating the commission of a breach of the UK immigration laws.

His girlfriend also appeared before magistrates, but in a separate hearing aided by a Russian interpreter.

Tanya Boginska, also of Middleton Street, Bethnal Green, was charged with similar offences to Kozak.

However, the false document she is alleged to have possessed was said to have been a Lithuanian ID card.

The immigration charge alleged the 24-year-old breached UK immigration laws by allowing six Ukrainian males to enter the country who were not citizens of the European Union.

Kozak and Boginska’s co-defendants appeared in a third short hearing.

Oleg Bogdanov and Leksii Pavliuchenko, both from the Ukraine, each faced a charge of facilitating the entry into the UK of illegal entrants.

Bogdanov, 42, and Pavliuchenko, 21, were also detained by immigration officers on July 2.

The pair, were also aided by a Russian interpreter, who explained the proceedings to them.

No bail applications were made on behalf of any of the four defendants, who are from Ukraine.

During Kozak’s hearing magistrates were told any trial was likely to take place in November or December.

The quartet’s next appearances are due to be at a preliminary hearing before Ipswich Crown Court on July 15 via a video link.

They were remanded in custody until then.

Zena Gravener, with Patrick Last, reignites her battle with Suffolk County Council over a

A 73-year-old woman has reignited a campaign to push Suffolk County Council (SCC) into cutting back a “dangerous” grass verge near her home.

Britannia Primary School’s football team are cheered by their classmates while carrying their Southern Championship trophy that earned them a place at the finals in Wembley.

Ipswich Town may have failed to reach the play-offs – but a Suffolk primary school will today realise a dream and play at Wembley in a national cup final.

Police evacuated Gusford Primary School in Ipswich after a bomb threat. It was later confirmed to be a hoax

Parents have praised an Ipswich primary school for its quick action after a hoax bomb threat yesterday morning.

Lord Framlingham - Sir Michael Lord - joined Vote Leave supporters in Ipswich.

With the date of the EU referendum now less than four weeks away, supporters of both sides in the battle over the UK’s future have been taking their campaign to the streets.

Firefighters from Colchester were called to a blaze on a boat.

Two fire crews from Colchester were called to a boat moored on the quay in the town after reports of a fire on Saturday morning.

Clacton lifeboat was launched during the drama at the pier.

All four emergency services were called to a drama on Clacton Pier on Friday afternoon when someone was seen sitting on the wrong side of the fence.

The site earmarked for 175 homes in Stowupland.

The approval of 175 homes on the edge of a Suffolk village has prompted fears that planning shortfalls highlighted in the decision could leave more communities at risk from “predatory” applications.

Colchester General Hospital

An “exciting” new multi-million pound state-of-the-art department will be built at Colchester General Hospital as it becomes a regional centre for medical tests.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24