A mother has been jailed after becoming the first person in the UK convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM).

The 37-year-old Ugandan woman was found guilty of cutting her three-year-old daughter despite deploying witchcraft to ‘shut up’ her accusers. Mrs Justice Whipple jailed the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, for 11 years for FGM and added two further years for possessing indecent images and extreme pornography. The judge said: ‘FGM has […]