Police force is under fire after suggesting prosecuting parents for FGM ‘is unlikely to benefit the child’

A police force was blasted over tweeted comments claiming prosecuting parents over Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) would not ‘benefit’ the child.

West Midlands Police urged viewers watching an episode of BBC hit drama Call The Midwife addressing FGM to visit their website for more information.

So far no one in Britain has ever been convicted of FGM, despite it being outlawed for 30 years.