Forced Marriage – You have a right to choose…

forcedmarriage1From 16th June 2014, new legislation will be introduced which means that forced marriage will become a crime. Under the new legislation, anyone found guilty of forced marriage can face up to seven years imprisonment.

If you or someone you know has concerns about forced marriage – always call 999 in an emergency. For non- emergencies you can call West Yorkshire Police on 101 or contact Calderdale Police Safeguarding Unit on 01422 337041.

For further information on Forced Marriage please visit http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/forcedmarriage

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