A man and woman have been arrested in London on suspicion of assisting a non-UK person to carry out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) overseas.
The woman was arrested on 9th March 2016 at Heathrow Airport after disembarking a flight from Nairobi, Kenya. An eight-year-old girl in her company has been taken into protective care.
The man who was also arrested at the airport was not on the flight.
The arrest follows the successful application by officers from the Camberwell Child Abuse Investigation Team of a FGM Prevention Order.
It was sought after concerns were raised by a south London school about one of their pupils who had failed to attend school and was believed to have been taken to Somalia.