Doctors at Britain's first specialist clinic for child victims of female genital mutilation have revealed its youngest patient was three years old.

Experts said that since launching the London clinic, which gives medical treatment and psychological help to child survivors, they had "given an opinion" on a three-year-old girl and that their oldest patient was 17.

They said they had dealt with "a variety of complaints and referrals" since the clinic opened at University College Hospital three months ago.

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