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Two men face first female genital mutilation charges in UK

The first prosecutions in Britain over female genital mutilation have been announced. Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena, from the Whittington Hospital in London, and Hasan Mohamed will be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

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CPS considering further cases of alleged FGM

The Crown Prosecution Service says it also looked at four other cases of alleged FGM - one of which was new and three that were reconsidered after decisions to take no further action - and found there was insufficient evidence to bring charges.

One of the old cases involved a man calling an FGM helpline, intended for victims, to ask for the procedure to be carried out on his two daughters.

The new case involved two parents accused of taking their daughter abroad to have FGM.The CPS would not give details of the other two cases.

Prosecutors are considering another four cases of alleged FGM, and are in early discussions with police about another two.

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