Met conference targets FGM in affected communities

The Metropolitan Police is holding a conference which aims to stop Female Genital Mutilation in communities across the capital.

Met urges communities affected to report FGM

The Met Police is urging people in the communities most affected by FGM to report those involved in the practice. Two hundred people are at a conference in west London aimed at identifying FGM cases sooner.

Officers say it's top of the Met's Agenda after the first criminal charges were brought earlier this month, over medical procedures performed on a patient at the Whittington hospital in 2012.

New Met Police campaign to stop FGM

The Metropolitan Police is today holding a conference which aims to help put an end to female genital mutilation. It comes after it was announced the first UK prosecutions for FGM will be brought.

Two hundred people are expected at today's event in west London, including a number of charities and support organisations.

Community representatives from a number of countries where the practice is believed to be prevalent have also been invited, such as Somalia, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Credit: Uknown

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