Parents accused of breaching forced marriage order by trying to fly children out of UK

Parents accused of trying to take their children out of the country in the breach of a “forced marriage” court order have appeared before Teesside’s top judge.

The Teesside man and woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Thursday.

They are accused of breaching a forced marriage protection order by trying to take their children out of the country.

They have not yet entered pleas.

They were stopped at the departure gate at Newcastle Airport on August 5 last year.

It is alleged they tried to board a flight to Dubai with their children aged four to 15, with a connection flight booked to Islamabad in Pakistan.

The forced marriage protection order was imposed at Middlesbrough County Court in January 2016.

Such orders are imposed to prevent forced marriages or protect people in a forced marriage.

Their case has now been adjourned until September 7 for further investigations to take place.

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