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Essex police and crime commissioner Nick Alston has spoken out on the subject of abuse and female genital mutilation (FGM) ahead of International Women's Day on March 7.

The commissioner talked about the "significant numbers of people" who are victims of abuse, but for whatever reason, are unable to go to the police.

"These people are suffering hidden harm, and we must work together to prevent it," said Mr Alston.


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