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I HATE BIGAMIST SO MUCH I CAN'T BREATHE SAME AIR; DUPED BY A RAT: Bride shopped hubby after 2 weeks.

A bride who shopped her bigamist husband wept last night: "I hate him so much I can't even breathe the same air."

Catherine Evans, 37, spoke out after love rat George Bradley was fined pounds 300.

And his legal wife Janice Montgomery told how he left her with pounds 18,000 in debts and two children to look after.

Mum of two Catherine reported Bradley, 39, to police just a FORTNIGHT after their wedding, when he admitted during a row over money that he was still married to Janice.

Three-times married Bradley wed Catherine before his second divorce could be finalised.

"George ruined my life, and my kids' lives," sobbed Catherine.

"When we met it was like a dream. He brought love and happiness into our home, and my wedding day was the happiest day of my life. I can't believe it has ended like this."

She said her children Claire, 14, and Robert, 13, were left heart-broken by Bradley. "They treated him like a dad," she added.

Catherine, of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, met Bradley at a disco. He swept her off her feet and they were engaged in just six weeks.

They tied the knot at a register office in January last year. Catherine spent thousands of pounds on the wedding reception, and on renting a Highland honeymoon cottage.

Bradley didn't pay a penny of the cost.

Catherine says she knew he was heavily in debt but she'd have paid off every penny just to be with him.

Then came the bombshell news of his bigamy.

Catherine said: "If he had told me he was married before our wedding, we'd probably still be together.

"But I can't forgive the lies he told. He took advantage of a single mum and her kids for his own gain. There's no way I'd ever have him back."

Janice, 35, said: "George couldn't wait to get a ring on my finger. We got engaged after only three weeks.

"He lived in a dream world and was desperate to have a fairytale wedding.

"He loved women and seemed to get a kick out of getting married."

Janice, of Foxbar, Paisley, said the six-year marriage fell apart after their second child Ross, now three, was born. She added: "When we first met, George was a real romantic, always buying me jewellery and flowers.

"But after Ross was born he turned nasty. He blamed him for everything, but after he left I realised he was under a lot of pressure because he was in debt.

"I didn't go out because he used to call me a fat, ugly bitch.

"He left me with about pounds 18,000 of debt but he has now agreed to pay some of it.

"He may even have been having an affair with someone while still married to me. I found lots of hotel bills and receipts I knew nothing about."

At Paisley Sheriff Court yesterday, Bradley, of Deacons-bank, Glasgow, admitted bigamy.

His lawyer Vincent Forrester said: "He has had four different relationships. The last one ended disastrously.

"This has been shattering for Mr Bradley."
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Author:Burns, Janice
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 29, 1997
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