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West Midlands Police has seen a huge rise in the number of people contacting them, concerned that girls may be at risk of FGM.

In four years the number of referrals has risen 17 fold. Figures obtained by ITV News Central show that in 2010 there were just five referrals. Last year that number was 41. And this year that number has more than doubled to 84.

But police say that's down to an increase in awareness not an increase in people committing this hidden crime.


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