“In my professional opinion more needs to be done for the children who are forced to marry and taken abroad against their will.
(PRWEB UK) 29 May 2013
According to The Telegraph report dated 28 May 2013: 16 year old ‘forced to marry’ despite protection order, an unnamed teenage girl was forced to marry in April in a Muslim ceremony. The following month a reception was held at a hotel which was attended by between 550 and 1,000 guests. After the reception the girl went to the police in her pyjamas in a distressed state telling them she had been forced to marry a man she had met only once. The child’s mother and aunt have been arrested and remanded in custody until May 31.
The Telegraph report goes on to say that His Honour Judge Sir Gavyn Arthur presiding at Luton County Court on Tuesday heard from police that the unnamed girl’s family had threatened to send her abroad to marry and allegedly the girl was told the court that if she refused she would be taken to Pakistan and shot. As a result she had been given a forced marriage protection order back in November which banned the child’s marriage and from travelling abroad without the permission of the court. The forced marriage act was introduced in November 2008 and if breached the offence can carry up to a two year prison sentence.
Detectives at Private Detective Watford have often been asked to gather proof and evidence via surveillance and investigation methods in such forced marriage cases with a high level of success. An investigation can be undertaken into the suspected marriage plans and surveillance can be carried out on the child in question to follow all their movements in order to gain any evidence of a marriage taking place. Background information is checked into and any leads or information known about the case is thoroughly looked into. In the case of the unnamed child the reception of between 550 and 1, 00 people would have been difficult to arrange without any witnesses.
Spokesperson from Private Detective Watford, Clive Jones said:
“In my professional opinion more needs to be done for the children who are forced to marry and taken abroad against their will. Surveillance and monitoring by professional investigators is proven to give the evidence required in court to prosecute offenders.”
Private Detective Watford along with their sister company Private Investigator Bristol is a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.