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A safe haven from forced marriages


Charities are warning that they are finding it hard to deal with a big rise in the number of women threatened with forced marriage.

The Metropolitan Police says in the last six months, they have dealt with just over 211 incidents, nearly as many as the whole of last year.

The news comes as a new refuge opens in east London to offer a safe haven for affected women. Ayshea Buksh reports.

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