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May 2002: Mother jailed for girls' truancy


A single mother has been jailed for 60 days after she failed to stop her children playing truant.

Patricia Amos, who is 43 and a mother of five, was sentenced in Banbury, Oxfordshire, for not ensuring two of her daughters regularly attended school.

James Westhead reports.

First broadcast 13 May 2002.


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