Parents hit with fines as courts crack down on truancy in March and Wisbech

PARENTS of pupils at schools in March and Wisbech have been fined for failing to ensure their children attend school.

Peterborough magistrates fined one parent of a child at Neale-Wade Community College �250, with �150 costs and a �15 surcharge.

Two more parents were also in court for failing to ensure their children attended Thomas Clarkson Community College, in Wisbech.

One father pleaded not guilty but failed to attend the hearing at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court. He was found guilty in his absence and fined �110, with costs of �50 and a victim surcharge of �15.

A mother who pleaded guilty to two charges relating to two pupils was fined �25 for each offence and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of �15.

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The defendants cannot be named for legal reasons.

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