“Child bride” intercepted at Sydney Airport

A 14-YEAR-OLD Australian girl destined for an arranged wedding in Lebanon has been intercepted at Sydney Airport.

It’s understood the young girl attempted to board a flight with her uncle at Sydney International Airport on Friday.

Customs officials stopped the pair after intelligence suggested the girl was being taken overseas to be married.


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9News.com.au reports Australian Federal Police are investigating the case.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said forced marriages were an “assault on Australian values” .

Read more at 9News.com.au

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