Met’s unique £20,000 reward to stop mutilation of women – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2007 in female genital mutilation, news by sally

“An estimated 66,000 women and girls in England and Wales have had their genitals forcibly mutilated, according to Department of Health figures due out this autumn. The practice is so serious among immigrant communities in London that the Metropolitan police yesterday offered £20,000 to anyone giving information which leads to successful prosecution, the first reward for a general crime rather than a specific case. No one has yet been prosecuted under the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act in 1985 and the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2007