Health care bosses have vowed to put a stop to FGM as hundreds of new cases are reported across the region

In Bristol around 535 victims of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - were seen by doctors, nurses or midwives over the last year.

Of those, around 200 were having their injuries recorded by NHS services for the first time, according to data from the Press Association’s Radar unit.

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