Two women could be jailed after it was alleged they conspired to force a girl to marry against her will, breaching a court order banning any arranged wedding

The girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, turned up at a police station on May 20 alleging she had been forced by her family to marry a man she had only met once, counsel for Bedfordshire Police James Weston told a hearing at Luton County Court.

The girl also alleged death threats had previously been made against her if she refused to marry he said.

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