Parents who force their children to marry will face jail under tough new laws being drawn up by ministers.

David Cameron is to act to halt the misery inflicted on up to 8,000 young British women every year.

The PM will make it a crime to push a son or daughter into wedlock without their full consent. He has ordered Home Office lawyers to create a new offence to be unveiled within weeks.

The action is a victory for The Sun's Stop Child Weddings campaign, which exposed shocking cases in Britain.

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