West Midlands Police have dealt with 70 cases involving female genital mutilation (FGM) in the first seven months of this year.

This is almost three times more than in the whole of the previous year.

Most featured girls thought to be at risk before actually undergoing the procedure but a shocking 632 women and girls were treated for complaints linked to FGM at West Midlands hospitals between last September and the end of March this year.

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