UK: Female Genital Mutilation Arrest

A WOMAN has been arrested in east London on suspicion of arranging female genital mutilation (FGM).

The Met Police has announced a £20,000 reward for anybody who provides information that leads to the UK's first ever prosecution for FGM.

Last week the Guardian revealed that more than 1,000 women in Waltham Forest are likely to have experienced the painful procedure, which can lead to urinary and menstrual problems and mental health implications.

The 36-year-old woman was arrested in Hackney and has been bailed to return to a north London police station on September 6.

See the Guardian's report on FGM, click on Waltham Forest News and scroll down for the story, entitled "Stop this ritual abuse nightmare."

SOURCE: Your local Guardian

AUTHOR: Carl Brown

URL: Click here

DATE: 20/07/2007


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