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Are police failing victims of 'honour crime'?

December 8th, 2015

Episode 748 of 1279 episodes

A report has found that only three police forces in England and Wales are fully prepared to deal with honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation - crimes committed in order to protect supposed cultural and religious beliefs. Wendy Williams, HM Inspector of Constabulary, and Jasvinder Sanghera, a survivor of forced marriage and founder of a support group for victims of honour crimes and forced marriages, disussed on the Today programme the implications of the report.

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