Investigations into genital mutilation kept secret

Investigations into genital mutilation kept secret

Investigations into genital mutilation kept secret

First published in News

DETAILS of female genital mutilation investigations in Essex are being kept secret.

Essex Police declined to answer questions about how often it is happening to protect the victims.

Nationally numbers have increased leading Prime Minister David Cameron to demand more action from police forces to stop the practice as part of an international campaign to stop it completely.

Essex Police has not completed a single investigation or launched any criminal proceedings involving FGM since 2011 and declined to answer whether any investigations are ongoing.

A spokesman said: “Essex police must ensure identities of victims of FGM remain protected.

“If this is jeopardised, the victim can be further at risk by the perpetrator.”

FGM involves altering sexual organs for non medical reasons.

It is done to prevent the female ever being able to get pleasure from sexual activity making the organs purely functional.

A freedom of information request was sent to all police forces in the UK, by the Press Association, but many did not answer making it impossible to know how widespread the practice may be. 
 

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9:09am Fri 15 Aug 14

Jess Jephcott says...

This is done to women to ensure they have no enjoyment of sexual intercourse. What twisted thinking these people have. What is worse is that we cannot prevent it happening. It is these people's culture, rather than their religion, to do this thing - and who are we to say it is wrong? Now that the moslem is part of our society, must we must accommodate their way of life? I have no answer.
This is done to women to ensure they have no enjoyment of sexual intercourse. What twisted thinking these people have. What is worse is that we cannot prevent it happening. It is these people's culture, rather than their religion, to do this thing - and who are we to say it is wrong? Now that the moslem is part of our society, must we must accommodate their way of life? I have no answer. Jess Jephcott
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2:29pm Fri 15 Aug 14

stevedawson says...

What ever sort of barbaric neanderthals thought that little practice up.surely we don't have animals like that in our borough.
What ever sort of barbaric neanderthals thought that little practice up.surely we don't have animals like that in our borough. stevedawson
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3:30pm Mon 18 Aug 14

wormshero says...

I'm personally completely against mutilation of children's genitals whichever sex - FGM is disgusting and needs to be stopped but circumcision of a boy is barbaric and unjustifiable too yet somehow legal. You shouldn't be able to force your religious beliefs on a child in any way, especially the physical mutilation of their bodies.
I'm personally completely against mutilation of children's genitals whichever sex - FGM is disgusting and needs to be stopped but circumcision of a boy is barbaric and unjustifiable too yet somehow legal. You shouldn't be able to force your religious beliefs on a child in any way, especially the physical mutilation of their bodies. wormshero
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