Forced marriage: Girl aged five among 400 minors helped – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2012 in children, consultations, forced marriages, news by tracey

“A five-year-old girl is thought to have become the UK’s youngest victim of forced marriage. She was one of 400 children to receive assistance from the government’s Forced Marriage Unit in the last year. The figures have emerged as the public consultation into criminalising forced marriage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland comes to an end.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2012