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Last Updated: Tuesday June 15 2010 16:03 GMT

Boy left behind on school trip

Toilet sign

A schoolboy got left behind during a trip to an activity centre, after he got trapped in the toilet.

Eight-year-old Jack was at an outdoor centre in Essex last Thursday when his toilet's lock broke.

He managed to get out, but the coach taking his classmates back to school had left without him.

The centre staff called Jack's school and the coach returned to collect him. The school said it had met Jack's mum and offered its apologies.

The school said in a statement: "The school is now reviewing procedures and will be implementing a headcount and full register for school trips to ensure this does not happen again."