Conditional Discharges All Round: My family beat me and hacked off my hair for kissing a white boy

Shamima Akhtar has got used to looking over her shoulder. Walking to work or shopping at the supermarket, she is watching closely, hoping ‘they’ aren’t following her.

‘I don’t go out much in daylight,’ she says. ‘And when I do, I go to places they’re unlikely to find me.’