Rotherham: apparently there’s a Gypsy angle

Make it stop.

Roma gipsy immigrants are illegally marrying underage girls as young as 12 before bringing them to the UK to live.

Girls as young as 12 and 13 are regularly being married off in exchange for thousands of pounds in countries including Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary before being brought to Britain.

…The arranged marriages of girls under 16 is common in Roma communities, where families follow the Gypsy code Pachiv which encourages girls to marry soon after reaching puberty. 

The code dictates that the head of the large family group is always obeyed and in some cases large sums of money can be involved when matchmakers seek out a suitable young girl for marriage.

This isn’t particularly about Rotherham, of course. The Mail just wanted to put that in the headline.