Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City parents fined hundreds of pounds after children miss school

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 October 2018

Stevenage Magistrates' Court. Picture: DANNY LOO

Stevenage Magistrates' Court. Picture: DANNY LOO

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A mum from Hatfield and a dad from Welwyn Garden City have both received hefty fines after their children repeatedly missed school.

The two unrelated court cases were both heard on October 12 at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court.

The dad’s two primary school age children had both failed to regularly attend school over the course of between about 10 months and a year.

The dad was fined £400 per child.

He was ordered to pay £80 to victim services and costs of £250.

In total he must pay £1,130.

The Hatfield mum also has two children of primary school age who failed to regularly attend school over a period of four months.

She was fined £440 per child.

She must also pay victim services £88 and costs of £250.

In total she must pay £1,218.

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