Media playback is unsupported on your device

UK failure to tackle female genital mutilation 'a disgrace'

3 July 2014 Last updated at 09:33 BST

The failure to tackle the practice of female genital mutilation in the UK is a 'national scandal', according to a report by MPs.

The Home Affairs Committee said failures by ministers, police and other agencies have led to the "preventable mutilation of thousands of girls".

Naomi Grimley reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.