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The winner of an Edinburgh festival comedy award has called on the Government to do more to tackle female genital mutilation in this country.

Bridget Christie, who won the best comedy show award at last year's festival, said politicians must take their share of the blame for failing to prevent FGM since it was outlawed in 1985.

Ms Christie organised a sell-out show raising £10,000 for London charity Manor Gardens, which helps survivors of FGM.


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