A doctor accused of carrying out female genital mutilation was extremely trustworthy and had a very good clinical record, a court has heard.

And a consultant in charge the day he allegedly carried out the illegal procedure said she did not think "anything significant had been done wrong".

Dhanuson Dharmasena, 32, stands trial accused of carrying out the procedure at the Whittington hospital in north London, in the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.

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