Police protect two Sheffield teenagers at risk of forced marriage

The Forced Marriage Protection Orders for two girls, aged 15 and 17, were issued in Sheffield after South Yorkshire Police presented evidence suggesting the teens were at risk of being forced to marry against their will. Under the orders it is illegal for the girls to be forced to marry or to be taken out of the UK for their weddings. Last month South Yorkshire Police secured similar protection orders for two Sheffield girls deemed at risk of female genital mutilation. Detective Sergeant Suzanne Bluck said: “I am extremely pleased we have been granted the right to enforce the orders and protect both of the girls from forced marriages, which are against the law and can occur when either or both individuals concerned don’t give their full consent.

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