Parents fined for truanting children

TWO Thurrock parents have been successfully prosecuted at Basildon Magistrates Court for failing to ensure that their children attended school regularly.

The mother of a Year 10 pupil was fined £110, with costs of £120 and victim surcharge of £20.

A father of a Year 8 pupil was fined £200, with costs of £110 and victim surcharge of £20. The court heard the case in his absence.

A court order prevents the identification of the parents or the schools involved.

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