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MSPs call for action on mutilation
by Andrew Denholm
The Scottish Government is under pressure to act after warnings that young girls are being brought here to undergo female genital mutilation.
According to charity officials, families from England and France have come to Scotland to have their daughters endure the illegal procedure because they believe there is less chance of being caught. Scottish Labour MSP Jenny Marra has now demanded the Scottish Government to do more to tackle the crime by training and raising awareness among police, health care and social workers.
She said it was "astonishing" that since the passing of the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act in 2005 there still had not been a single police report for the crime in Scotland.
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