Truants' mother jailed for week

20th December 2002 at 00:00
A MOTHER of two teenage girls has become the second person to be jailed for failing to ensure her children attend school. The woman from Brighton, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a one-week sentence by magistrates this week, after repeated warnings about the truancy of her daughters, aged 12 and 14. She is due to be released on Christmas Eve. Her case follows that of Oxfordshire mother Patricia Amos, who was sentenced to 60 days in prison in May for the same offence.

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