Thirty victims of female genital mutilation were identified by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in just seven months.

Latest figures, released by the NHS data service, showed that 30 patients were treated by the trust, which includes Dewsbury, Pinderfields and Pontefract hospitals.

Patients were recorded between September 2014 and March this year as either first being identified as having undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) or still being actively treated following the illegal treatment.

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