Why are there so few forced marriage prosecutions?
Last year the Forced Marriages Unit (FMU), run jointly by the Home Office and the Foreign Office, gave advice and support in 1,267 cases of possible forced marriages.
So why are there so few prosecutions?
Many say the problem lies in deep-rooted cultural traditions and that young people are reluctant to come forward to the authorities.
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