In around 10 cases the victim was aged between one and four years old, while around 10 were under the age of one and a further 10 were aged
10-14. The figures are rounded to the nearest five, however, so it’s impossible to give an exact number.

Most of the women and girls were born in and underwent FGM in Eastern Africa.

FGM refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

Female genital mutilation has been illegal in the UK since 1985, with the law being strengthened in 2003 to prevent girls traveling from the UK and undergoing FGM abroad.

Across England as a whole, 1,675 women and girls attended medical appointments between April and June where FGM was either identified or
being treated.