Witchcraft survivor Kevani Kanda
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Reports of 'witchcraft' abuse on the rise in London

There has been a rise in the number of police investigations in London into ritual child abuse linked to witchcraft.

The Metropolitan Police has reported 27 allegations, including rape, in the past year.

Police met teachers, childcare staff and health workers on Wednesday to discuss how to tackle the abuse.

BBC London's Guy Smith met abuse survivor Kevani Kanda and Dept Supt Terry Sharpe of the Met Police.

Some users may find details in this report upsetting. Featuring footage from Branded a Witch, BBC Three.

  • 08 Oct 2014
  • From the section London