There have been 110 forced marriages in Hertfordshire in the last three years

A new report has found that there has been 110 forced marriages in Hertfordshire in the last three years.

Between April 2013 and February 2017, Hertfordshire Constabulary recorded more than 100 cases of forced marriages, in which 77 per cent of victims were found to be female.

The findings have been published in a report called Honour Based Violence and Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage: Shaping Services for Priority Victims in Hertfordshire.

The research was conducted by the University of Roehampton and the University of Essex after being commissioned by the police and crime commissioner.

Findings also show that there has been a further 160 crimes that constitute as honour based abuse.

http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/there-have-been-110-forced-marriages-in-hertfordshire-in-the-last-three-years/story-30419044-detail/story.html

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