Britain's senior police officers have called for tighter laws to increase the likelihood of prosecution of those who carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) and of the parents who let it happen to their daughters.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) argues that the law needs to be changed in order to increase the chance of conviction, as police forces come under increasing pressure to bring Britain's first case against a practitioner.

David Cameron has demanded "results" against those guilty of FGM, a practice involving the cutting of girls' genitals at an early age.

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