Fenland mother fined for truant son

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A parent has been fined after failing to ensure her son attended his Wisbech school.

The mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court in her absence and fined £200.

She was also ordered to pay £150 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

The court heard that the child recorded an attendance rate of 62 per cent.