A doctor carried out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on a young mother moments after she gave birth, a court heard today. Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena, 32, allegedly carried out the barbaric procedure on the woman shortly after helping deliver her first child at the NHS Whittington Hospital in Archway, North London.
He is the first person in the UK to be charged with FGM, and is standing trial at Southwark Crown Court alongside Hasan Mohamed, 41, who is accused of encouraging him to commit the offence.
The alleged victim had originally undergone the procedure in Somalia when she was six years old, the court was told.
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