TWO girls have been safeguarded from female genital mutilation (FGM) following a court order.
The interim FGM protection orders were granted by Sheffield Family Court to safeguard two girls from Rotherham following an application by South Yorkshire Police and its legal team, a spokeswoman for the police force said.
Under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, it is illegal for FGM to be performed in the UK.
It is also an offence for a UK national or UK resident to carry out FGM even outside the UK, or help and enable someone else to carry out FGM.
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