Three sisters whose father was deemed to be preparing to have them undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) have been made the subject of a new-style protection order aimed at stopping the practice.

The mother of the three girls, aged six, nine and 12, submitted evidence to the family division of the high court in London that the children's father had been putting pressure on her to have the procedure performed on their daughters. Both parents are Nigerian.

Ceremonial robes, worn during the cutting of external female genitals, had been sent to her from the girls' family in Nigeria, the court heard.

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