Couples seeking asylum in Denmark will be separated if one party is below the age of 18, Integration Minister Inger Støjberg announced on Wednesday following reports of 'child brides' as young as 14 in Danish centres.

In a press release, Integration Minister Inger Støjberg said that future arriving couples in which at least one of the people involved is under 18 will not be allowed to live together in Denmark. Likewise, underage married asylum seekers already in the country will be separated.

"It is completely unacceptable that there are currently minors within the Danish asylum system living with their spouses or partners and I have asked the Danish Immigration Service to immediately put a stop to it," Støjberg said.

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