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Boris Johnson: Alerting police to FGM must become law
by Anna Davis
Doctors, teachers and social workers must be forced by law to alert police if they suspect a girl to be a victim of female genital mutilation, Boris Johnson said today.
It should be obligatory for professionals who come into contact with FGM victims to record and report the crime, the mayor said.
Speaking at a City Hall conference on FGM, he said: "Until we reach the point where it is mandatory for all statutory agencies to record and share data on FGM, we will not get a truly accurate picture and the police will not be able to do their job to protect victims and bring offenders to justice."
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