Police arrest three people after raiding unregistered UK school over female genital mutilation fears

Officers raided the unregistered school in Birmingham after concerns were “raised about possible illegal practices"

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Police have arrested three people after raiding an unregistered school in the UK over female genital mutilation fears.

Two men, aged 32 and 61 were arrested after Ofsted inspectors raised concerns "about possible illegal practices which may have taken place at the premises.”

A third person was also arrested during the same investigation.

Police officers have raided an unregistered school in Birmingham
Police officers have raided an unregistered school in Birmingham
West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police

After raiding the school in Birmingham, police officers reportedly took away bags of evidence, including computers.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: 'We were called at 11.39am on Tuesday May 10 by Ofsted inspectors who were investigating reports of an unregistered school.

"There were concerns raised about possible illegal practices which may have taken place at the premises.

"As part of our enquiries two men, aged 32 and 61, have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in female genital mutilation and remain in custody for questioning.

"We understand the concern this will cause within the community but it's important to stress we're still working to establish whether any offences have occurred. Our investigation along with partner agencies is continuing,” the spokesman told MailOnline.

An unregistered school is a school that is independent but has not registered with the Department for Education.