Britain is one of the only countries in Europe where not a single person has been convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM), a report will reveal tomorrow.
Quilliam, the counter-terrorism think tank, says it is a "national scandal" that nobody has been jailed for the illegal procedure.
FGM is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia for a non-medical purpose. It is usually performed on young girls, leading to enduring physical and mental health problems.
There were 1,030 newly recorded cases of FGM in the UK from October to December last year, according to official figures from NHS Digital.