Police issue safeguarding order to protect male victim from honour-based abuse
A British man who was promised into marriage at five years old has become the first male in South Yorkshire to be granted a forced marriage protection order.
The teenage boy and his three younger siblings were all protected from becoming victims of forced marriage. The 19-year-old had received threats for not complying to a pre-arranged marriage, to which his parents had agreed when he was five.
It is the first time South Yorkshire police have issued a safeguarding order to protect a male victim from honour-based abuse.
DI Suzanne Jackson said the case was “a huge step forward”.