All teachers at a London secondary school have been given specialist training to spot if a girl is at risk of female genital mutilation after the head-teacher read about it in the Evening Standard.

Staff at Regent High School in Somers Town have been taught how to tell if a girl has undergone the illegal procedure or is at risk of becoming a victim.

The families of around one in five of the mixed school's 800 pupils are from countries where FGM is practised.

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