Charities warn Home Office fails to protect victims, issuing visas to abusive husbands

Sajid Javid has vowed to do more to combat forced marriages, saying the practice had no place in British society, after charities warned that the Home Office has failed to protect British women and teenage girls forced into abusive marriages by granting their foreign husbands visas.

The home secretary said forced marriage was a “despicable, inhumane, uncivilised practice that has no place whatsoever in Britain”. He added: “We will be doing more to combat it and support victims.

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