Shocking figures have revealed that 640 females have been treated for genital mutilation at a Birmingham hospital.

Heartlands Hospital, in Bordesley Green, is one of six centres in the UK which is a specialist centre for victims of the sick ritual.

Statistics released by the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children show that of the 1,700 victims in the past two years, almost 40 per cent have been from the West Midlands area.

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