An 11-year-old girl has been rescued from a forced marriage, the Home Office has said.
Minister Baroness Scotland said the girl, who was born in Britain, was taken to Bangladesh at the age of six to care for her disabled mother.
At 11, she was forced into marriage but her aunt in the UK reported the case to authorities who brought her back to Britain and put her in foster care.
"Foster care"? Given the stunning levels of achievement of those that our government cares for, isn't this a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire...?
Still, good news generally. Nice to see that some of our officials have some spines...
Baroness Scotland said: "Forced marriage is terrible for those women, children and men who find themselves in an often violent and abusive situation against their will.
"It's something that should not be happening in the modern world - it's not a respected cultural or religious tradition.
"Neither does it have anything to do with honour - there can be no honour in a marriage based on force and hostility."
Quite, and we should not tolerate, in this country, any culture that deems it to be so.