A woman who mutilated her three-year-old daughter has become the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM).
The 37-year-old mother from east London wept in the dock as she was convicted after a trial at the Old Bailey.
Spells and curses intended to deter police and social workers from investigating were found at the Ugandan woman’s home, the trial heard.
Her 43-year-old partner was acquitted by the jury.
Prosecutors said the mother “coached” her daughter “to lie to the police so she wouldn’t get caught”.
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