Minister says Times report shows ‘more needs to be done’
The home secretary has launched an investigation into his department’s handling of forced marriage cases after The Times revealed that abusers are being handed visas.
Sajid Javid said it was a “despicable, inhumane, uncivilised practice that has no place whatsoever in Britain” and praised this newspaper for being “absolutely right to highlight that more needs to be done”.
In a series of tweets, he said: “We will be doing more to combat it and support victims. Those who force British women into marriage, be warned that we are redoubling our efforts to make sure you pay for your crimes.”