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Britain's first female genital mutilation trial expected to come to court within weeks
by John Hall
Britain's first trial for female genital mutilation is expected to take place within weeks, following a concerted campaign to bring the brutal practice to an end.
Despite the procedure being criminalised 28 years ago, the case of an unidentified adult woman who was mutilated twice will be the first female genital mutilation trial to be heard in a UK court.
Experts warned that future prosecutions were being hampered however, as doctors, teachers and social workers are systematically failing to report cases of genital mutilation to the police.
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