Police say a school had raised concerns about a pupil who failed to attend class and was believed to have been taken to Somalia.
A man and a woman have been arrested at Heathrow Airport in connection with female genital mutilation (FGM) offences abroad, police say.
It comes after a south London school raised concerns about a pupil who failed to attend class and was believed to have been taken to Somalia.
Metropolitan Police officers from the Camberwell Child Abuse Investigation Team then successfully applied for a FGM Prevention Order.
The female suspect, 49, was detained after arriving around 5am off a flight from Nairobi, Kenya.
An eight-year-old girl who was with her has been taken into protective care.
The 45-year-old male suspect, who was not on the flight, was also arrested at the airport in west London.
Both adults are in custody at a police station in the south of the capital.
They were detained on suspicion of assisting a non-UK person to carry out FGM overseas.
Source: SKY NEWS, UK