A doctor has launched a film urging people to alert authorities if they suspect a girl is likely to be subjected to genital mutilation.

Dr Sudhir Sethi, a community paediatrician, is urging people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, fears that with the long summer holidays about to begin, many young girls will be taken abroad and forced to undergo the procedure, known as FGM or female circumcision.

FGM is any procedure which involves the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs, for non-medical reasons.

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