The 16-year-old girl was of Muslim Pakistani origin and contacted the police informing them that her mother had assaulted her and that she was concerned she would be taken to Pakistan and forced into marriage there. The girl instructed solicitors and at a without notice hearing a forced marriage protection order was granted. Three months later the mother and child appeared in person requesting the FMPO to be discharged so that they could travel to Pakistan where the grandmother was ill. The judge refused to believe the story and left the FMPO intact. Within weeks the girl had taken part in a marriage ceremony in London to a man she knew only by sight who was a relative. Sexual activity had since taken place which the girl claimed was not consensual. The police arrested the mother and a paternal aunt within the terms of the FMPO. The police later issued formal applications for committal of the mother and aunt for contempt of court.