A grandmother has been jailed for four years for kidnapping and drugging her own daughter after she refused to marry the man her family wanted her to.

Mother-of-eight Shamim Akhtar, 59, was jailed with her son, Shamrez Khan, and her son-in-law, Zahid Mahmood, by a judge who heard that they abused Naila Afsar, then 23, out of “some misplaced sense of warped family honour”.

Khan, 34, was given a five year sentence and Mahmood, 37, was jailed for four years at Burnley Crown Court today.

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