Meeting in Lichfield told of work to tackle female genital mutilation

A meeting in Lichfield has heard about work to tackle the issue of female genital mutilation.

The event was hosted by Lichfield and Tamworth Domestic Violence Forum to raise awareness of the practise.

Sue Arnold speaking at the meeting in Lichfield

Sue Arnold speaking at the meeting in Lichfield

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Arnold and Irene Crawford from the charity 28 Too Many were among the speakers.

Figures show around 24,000 girls are currently at risk across the UK.

Mrs Arnold said: “There is no justification for female genital mutilation and we must commit our resources, our expertise and our determination to eradicating this practise from Staffordshire and beyond.

“The event was a great success showing that this isn’t just a problem for women in affected communities – it’s an issue which we all need to face.”

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