Pregnant woman jailed

3rd January 2003 at 00:00
A WOMAN who was six months pregnant spent Christmas in prison after failing to send her 11-year-old daughter to school. The 41-year-old from Ipswich, Suffolk, was jailed for 28 days by magistrates. A Christmas Eve appeal against her sentence was unsuccessful. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was fined two years ago for an identical offence. At that time she was warned by a court that her daughter should attend school for at least 80 per cent of the time.

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