A MOTHER and father have been fined £65 each with £60 costs over their daughter's non-appearance at school.

Bury Magistrates heard the couple's 13-year-old daughter, a pupil at Broad Oak High School, had failed to attend the school at all during the last autumn term.

The couple, who had originally pleaded not guilty to a charge of being the parent of a child who failed to attend regularly at school, changed their plea to guilty.

The prosecution was the latest in a series brought by the local education authority.

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