Thousands of women in the borough have been a victim of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to figures.

Statistics by Enfield council reveal that up to 3,500 women were affected by the practice and an estimated 2,800 girls are at risk of it.

FGM has been illegal in the UK for 30 years but in some cultures it is still practised and the local authority is calling for the issue to be tackled head on.

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