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Prosecutors and police are to reopen investigations into six London cases of alleged female genital mutilation in an effort to bring perpetrators to justice.

The Crown Prosecution Service had previously ruled out charges over the incidents, which occurred between 2009 and 2012, on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence.

But it has now agreed to review the cases with Met detectives to see if new evidence can be gathered to allow prosecutions to be mounted.


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