French lessons for tackling female genital mutilation

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BBC Inside Out investigates why there have been no successful prosecutions for female genital mutilation (FGM) even though it has been a criminal offence in Britain for 30 years.

The practice of FGM has been illegal in Britain since 1985, but the lack of prosecutions is causing concern. It is estimated there are as many as 170,000 victims of FGM in the UK each year.

Reporter Tarah Welsh investigates why there has been a failure to tackle the continuing practice in London.

Click here to watch the Inside Out video at the BBC