Police officers held a workshop at Gatwick yesterday (Wednesday, August 27) to raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM).

The event was aimed at those working in and around the airport, raising awareness of the procedure, also known as female cutting, which is mostly performed on young girls, predominantly from African, Asian and Middle Eastern communities.

Attendees included staff from the airlines and service providers at Gatwick, Boarder Force, British Transport Police, hotels and local government.

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