A mother has described the distress of discovering her baby son had been circumcised without her consent.
The woman, from Nottingham, said she opened her son’s nappy to find him covered in blood – and was so distraught she had to leave the room.
She has battled for four years for authorities to take action.
Three people have now been arrested, including a 61-year-old man – thought to be a doctor – on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
“I opened the nappy and I ended up having to leave the room because I felt hysterical,” said the mother, who did not want to be identified.
“It was just awful really, it wasn’t very nice, there was all blood there and stuff.”
‘Boys not protected’
The boy was circumcised in July 2013 when he was three months old, and apparently staying with his paternal grandparents, who are Muslim.
His mother originally contacted social services, then contacted …