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Help us catch the female genital mutilation criminals cutting girls in London, says Yard
by Martin Bentham
Scotland Yard today appealed for information to identify the perpetrators of female genital mutilation amid growing indications that girls are being "cut" in the capital.
Detective Chief Superintendent Keith Niven, the head of the Yard's child abuse command, said officers would "relentlessly pursue" those carrying it out and had already received "a variety of pieces of information" that the illegal practice was being inflicted here.
He added that further information was needed to protect girls from the "appalling" physical and psychological damage caused by the crime. "The information that we are getting is that this crime takes place abroad, but that it also takes place here and we have to take that seriously," Mr Niven told the Evening Standard.
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