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'Honour kidnappers' jailed for total of twelve years

Three members of a family from Lancashire are beginning jail sentences after kidnapping a young woman who refused to have an arranged marriage.

23-year-old Naila Afsar was drugged at a house in Acrrington after being told she'd dishonoured her family.

Her mother, Shamim Akhtar was sentenced to four years. Naila's brother, Shamrez Khan, was jailed for five years and brother-in-law Zahid Mahmood was given three years.

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Family members jailed for 'honour' kidnapping

(L-R) Shamim Akhtar, Shamrez Khan and Zahid Mahmood were all jailed Credit: ITV Granada

Three members of a family from Lancashire are beginning jail sentences today after kidnapping a young woman who refused to go through with an arranged marriage.

23-year-old Naila Afsar was drugged and held captive after being told she'd dishonoured her family.

Naila's mother, Shamim Akhtar, was jailed for four years. Shamrez Khan, Naila's brother, was jailed for five years and her brother-in-law Zahid Mahmood was sentenced to three years in prison.

Pair admit kidnapping sister

Two men have been warned they face jail after admitting drugging and kidnapping a relative when she refused to marry a man they had chosen for her.

In the third week of the trial at Preston Crown Court Shamrez Khan confessed to holding his sister Nayla Afsar captive claiming she'd dishonoured their family.

Her brother in law Zahid Mahmood also pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and drugging her at his home in Accrington.