A Birmingham uncle has been jailed after trying to force his niece into a marriage in Pakistan – where she was “kept prisoner” for over a year.
The victim, now 21, was ubjected to savage beatings at the hands of her relative and one occasion had a gun put to her head.
She eventually managed to flee from Pakistan after she was clandestinely smuggled back to the UK.
The 55-year-old uncle, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was previously found guilty of arranging a forced marriage and two charges of cruelty.
He was today sentenced to seven years in jail.