Mother cleared over truanting

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A MOTHER taken to court for allegedly allowing her child to play truant from school has been acquitted.

Lawyers acting for the parent, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were told that city council solicitors were no longer pursuing her through the courts.

The decision followed a 30-second hearing yesterday at Edinburgh’s Justice of the Peace court.

It had been alleged that the parent allowed her child to 
neglect their education by 
allowing them to stay away from their school.

The city council has now 
decided not to pursue its prosecution against her.