Police crackdown on female genital mutilation

Police crackdown on female genital mutilation

Police crackdown on female genital mutilation

First published in News

POLICE have held a week-long operation to raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM).

The operation, which was backed by the UK Border Force and Manchester Airport, saw officers speak to 17 families and gave out information about FGM.

Det Chief Supt Vanessa Jardine said: “We wanted this week of action to raise awareness within communities that are affected.

"FGM is a crime and Greater Manchester Police, along with our partners, operates a zero tolerance approach to it.

“We hope by engaging with passengers travelling to countries where FGM is practised that we can raise awareness about both the health and legal implications of the act.

“We know there is no religious basis to this process and want children who are being taken to these countries to understand that support is available should they want to speak up at any time.”

FGM involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia or injury to the female genital organs, whether for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons.

It is prevalent in countries in mid and northern Africa and parts of Asia.

Anyone with concerns about FGM, which is illegal in the UK, is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10:58am Sat 26 Jul 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

About time - this should have been tackled years ago, better late than never though
About time - this should have been tackled years ago, better late than never though Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 18

3:42pm Sat 26 Jul 14

itsnotthatbad says...

Should ban it outright and refuse anyone who's done it re entry to UK. If done in UK deport to country or parents or grandparents country. It's barbaric it's like cutting a man's balls off. Lose the sexual enjoyment and "do as I say woman...." it's stone age.
Should ban it outright and refuse anyone who's done it re entry to UK. If done in UK deport to country or parents or grandparents country. It's barbaric it's like cutting a man's balls off. Lose the sexual enjoyment and "do as I say woman...." it's stone age. itsnotthatbad
  • Score: 13

3:52pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Arnold Corns says...

Boltonresident2012 wrote:
About time - this should have been tackled years ago, better late than never though
" tackled" I see what you did there, very good
[quote][p][bold]Boltonresident2012[/bold] wrote: About time - this should have been tackled years ago, better late than never though[/p][/quote]" tackled" I see what you did there, very good Arnold Corns
  • Score: -5

4:02pm Sat 26 Jul 14

boltonnut says...

Did you hear the one about the Rabbi?
Did you hear the one about the Rabbi? boltonnut
  • Score: -4

5:15pm Sat 26 Jul 14

thomas222 says...

boltonnut wrote:
Did you hear the one about the Rabbi?
Do Rabbi and Jews do that to Women..... ?
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: Did you hear the one about the Rabbi?[/p][/quote]Do Rabbi and Jews do that to Women..... ? thomas222
  • Score: 8

10:20pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Citizen Cane says...

Only 17 families spoken to in a week? Not much awareness raised there.

There needs to be years of awareness raising of the downsides of Labour's open borders policy. Preferably don't vote Labour in again, unless you want a flood of economic migrants and criminals.
Only 17 families spoken to in a week? Not much awareness raised there. There needs to be years of awareness raising of the downsides of Labour's open borders policy. Preferably don't vote Labour in again, unless you want a flood of economic migrants and criminals. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 6

3:45pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Lancashire always says...

Citizen Cane wrote:
Only 17 families spoken to in a week? Not much awareness raised there.

There needs to be years of awareness raising of the downsides of Labour's open borders policy. Preferably don't vote Labour in again, unless you want a flood of economic migrants and criminals.
As it is a secret taboo in certain cultures I think it was very brave of 17 families to come forward I for one applaud them this is barbaric also I think so is circumcision for religious purposes, I have watched the documentaries on this subject and they are horrific but the people who come over here whoever they are for the safety and freedom they could not enjoy at `home` to take your Daughters out of the country and have their freedom of choice taken away is barbaric beyond words and yes the parents of those who practice this horror should be deported back not sent to prison here.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen Cane[/bold] wrote: Only 17 families spoken to in a week? Not much awareness raised there. There needs to be years of awareness raising of the downsides of Labour's open borders policy. Preferably don't vote Labour in again, unless you want a flood of economic migrants and criminals.[/p][/quote]As it is a secret taboo in certain cultures I think it was very brave of 17 families to come forward I for one applaud them this is barbaric also I think so is circumcision for religious purposes, I have watched the documentaries on this subject and they are horrific but the people who come over here whoever they are for the safety and freedom they could not enjoy at `home` to take your Daughters out of the country and have their freedom of choice taken away is barbaric beyond words and yes the parents of those who practice this horror should be deported back not sent to prison here. Lancashire always
  • Score: 3

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