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Parents of truants warned

Parents, who persistently refuse to send their children to school, face a swingeing increase in fines and could be worse off by £5000.

Persistent truancy is a real problem, the Department of Education admits.

The move to increase the potential fine five-fold follows criticism that the previous level was inadequate.

Education Minister Anne Craine (pictured) takes a hard line on the issue:

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