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Parents fined for breaching forced marriage protection order

Couple believed that the order had been rescinded

Parents who attempted to take their teenage daughter to Pakistan to visit her dying grandparents have been fined for breach of the terms of a forced marriage protection order. The order had been imposed at Manchester Family Court in March 2015.

The family were detained by police at Manchester Airport as they tried to board a flight to Pakistan in July 2015.

Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court accepted that the couple had believed that the order had been rescinded and their daughter could leave the country provided it was of her own free will. The parents were fined £250, £85 costs and £15 surcharge.

Manchester Evening News reports that an application for the forced marriage protection order to be discharged is expected to be made in the family court.

For the report of this case in Manchester Evening News, click here.