Police obtain first FGM protection order
Bedfordshire police secure order to prevent girls being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation
Police have secured the UK's first ever female genital mutilation protection order, which bans travel by people who are believed to be at risk of FGM.
As some schools broke up for the summer holidays on Friday, Bedfordshire police seized the passports of two young girls who it was thought could be taken to Africa to be mutilated.
Police obtained the court order under a new power which came into force on Friday. Breaching it is a criminal offence.
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