10/29/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Authorities Save 9-Year-Old Brides From Being Married Off In Muslim Weddings

British children as young as nine are being forced to marry against their will by their families, campaigners have warned.

Charities supporting victims of forced marriages report growing numbers of young teenagers and children seeking help.

They are urging schools to take tougher action where they suspect pupils are at risk, and to monitor their rolls carefully and raise the alarm when children disappear.

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