Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions:Written question - 910355

(Mid Worcestershire)

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Asked on: 11 April 2019
Attorney General
Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions
What steps the CPS is taking to prosecute people responsible for female genital mutilation.
Answered by: Robert Buckland
Answered on: 11 April 2019

The CPS is determined to bring those responsible for Female Genital Mutilation to justice. I welcome the recent successful conviction in London which was the first in the UK.

Whilst prosecution alone will not end this appalling crime, this first conviction sends out a strong message that FGM is child abuse and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

Grouped Questions: 910351

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