What are the signs of a forced marriage?

A forced marriage happens when one or both people do not consent to the marriage, and coercion, pressure or abuse is used to force them into it. Forced marriage is illegal in the UK and is covered by anti-social behaviour, crime and policing legislation, which makes it a criminal offence to force someone into marriage. The government has also set up the Forced Marriage Unit to provide support and advice to victims. In this article, we look at the signs of a forced marriage, and discuss the case of a Birmingham woman who felt pressured into marrying her cousin.