Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Islington will be eliminated within a generation, if a borough wide offensive is successful.

The pledge was made by Islington Council's executive member for community safety Cllr Paul Convery at a zero-tolerance breakfast with FGM survivors, councillors, police, health workers, social care workers, education professionals, volunteers and members of the public last week.

The forum became a platform for discussion on the barbaric practice, which threatens almost 2,000 young girls in the borough, with 1,300 thought to be at serious risk.

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