Police arrest 72-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to commit FGM

Cameron speaks to campaigners against female genital mutilation at the Girl Summit 2014 in Walworth Academy, south London.

Two people have been arrested for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM).

A 72-year-old man was stopped by police at Heathrow Airport yesterday morning after arriving with an 11-year-old girl on a flight from Kampala, Uganda.

Specialist officers took the girl – a UK national – into the care of social services.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Officers acted upon information given and a 40-year-old woman was arrested in Hackney under Section 2 of the FGM Act 2003, namely aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring a girl to carry out FGM on herself”…

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