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Officers trained to help forced marriage victims

Rebecca Curley

Local Democracy Reporter

Police officers are being trained to help victims of forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and honour-based abuse crimes.

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro said although the number of honour-based crimes is not high in Surrey he welcomed the move to crackdown on “harmful traditional practices”.

Forty officers have been trained to guide and advise officers and staff when investigating crimes such as forced marriage and FGM, and more will be trained in April 2020, Surrey Police said.