The hands of Alia, a victim of forced marriage too scared to reveal her identity.
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Forced marriage victims in Leicester 'not going to police'

Too many women threatened with forced marriage are failing to report it, according to a national conference.

The conference, held at the Leicestershire Police Headquarters, was attended by victims, lawyers and police officers from across the country.

It was sponsored by the SAFE project, a Leicester domestic violence charity, and organised with the support of Leicestershire Police.

Last year the force investigated 26 cases of forced marriage.

Eleanor Garnier reports.

  • 17 Apr 2013