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Baby circumcised without mother’s knowledge

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Baby circumcised without mother’s knowledge

Adenike Akindude

A woman, from Nottingham, opened her three-month-old baby’s nappy to find out that he had been circumcised without her knowledge.

The mother who claimed she doesn’t want to be identified said she opened her son’s nappy only to find that he was covered with blood as a result of being circumcised without her consent.

She said: “I opened the nappy and I ended up having to leave the room because I felt hysterical, it was just awful really, it wasn’t very nice, there was all blood there and stuff.”

The grandparents of the boy and a 61-year-old man thought to be a doctor had been arrested following her battling the authorities for four years to take action over the case.

The boy was circumcised when he was three months old in July 2013, while he was staying with his paternal grandparents, who are Muslim. The mother contacted the Nottinghamshire Police and social services in the year 2014.

An investigation was carried out but the force deemed it not to be a criminal matter, and the case was later referred to the General Medical Council. The mother got help from a leading human rights lawyer Saimo Chahal QC, who wrote to Nottinghamshire Police.

After the letter from Ms. Chahal, police reopened the investigation and arrested the three suspects on 21 June.


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Baby circumcised without mother’s knowledge

Adenike Akindude

A woman, from Nottingham, opened her three-month-old baby’s nappy to find out that he had been circumcised without her knowing.

The mother who claimed she doesn’t want to be identified said she opened her son’s nappy only to find that he was covered with blood as a result of being circumcised without her consent.

She said: “I opened the nappy and I ended up having to leave the room because I felt hysterical, it was just awful really, it wasn’t very nice, there was all blood there and stuff.”

The grandparents of the boy and a 61-year-old man thought to be a doctor had been arrested following her battling the authorities for four years to take action over the case.

The boy was circumcised when he was three months old in July 2013, while he was staying with his paternal grandparents, who are Muslim. The mother contacted the Nottinghamshire Police and social services in the year 2014.

An investigation was carried out but the force deemed it not to be a criminal matter, and the case was later referred to the General Medical Council. The mother got help from a leading human rights lawyer Saimo Chahal QC, who wrote to Nottinghamshire Police.

After the letter from Ms. Chahal, police reopened the investigation and arrested the three suspects on 21 June.

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