Scotland Yard is set to launch an inquiry into allegations that a London doctor carried out a female genital mutilation procedure on a patient.

Detectives are examining evidence presented to a General Medical Council about actions by Dr Sureshkumar Pandya in order to assess whether to launch a full investigation.

The GP, who practises in London, is said to have undertaken a surgical procedure involving female circumcision, outlawed in Britain for 28 years.

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