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Duration: 29 minutes

Matthew Wright finds out how the lives of the Eastenders most affected by the Olympics have been transformed over the last five years. Shay Grewal asks if making forced marriage a criminal offence would really help girls at risk. And, we go on the trail of the criminal gangs stealing petrol to order.

  • Video feature: Forced marriage

    Video feature: Forced marriage

    The Home Office is deciding whether to criminalise forced marriage in England and Wales.

    In 2011 the Forced Marriage Unit gave support to nearly 1,500 cases of possible forced marriages but the government's most recent estimate puts the number of cases at between 5,000 and 8000, with many going unreported.

    Forced marriage often leads to other crimes including coercion, physical and emotional abuse, rape and even murder.

    However, on its own it is only considered a civil offence in England and Wales.

    Shay Grewal asks if making forced marriage a criminal offence would help girls at risk.

    Watch a video feature from the BBC News website below...

    BBC News: Should forced marriage be made a criminal offence?


Matthew Wright
Series Producer
Andy Richards
Shay Grewal


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