BREAKING: Mother found guilty of FGM

A mother of a three year old girl has been found guilty of female genital mutilation today, marking the first time a person in the United Kingdom has been found guilty of the crime.

The 37-year-old woman from Uganda was convicted following a trial at The Old Bailey in London.

Her 34-year-old partner was acquitted by the jury.

The mutilation was likely committed as part of a religious or cultural superstition. The trial heard that “spells and curses” intended to prevent social workers and police from investigating were found at the woman’s home.

The Female Genital Mutilation Act has existed in UK law since 2003 but this marks the first time someone has been prosecuted under this legislation.

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