Search

Truancy police round up children across borough caught skipping school

PUBLISHED: 17:07 16 June 2016 | UPDATED: 17:07 16 June 2016

Kent Police

Kent Police

Archant

Eight police officers were involved in the truancy patrol

Teams of police officers and education welfare officers stopped nearly 40 young people during a truancy patrol recently.

Roaming the streets of Erith, Thamesmead, Crayford, Welling and Sidcup officers patrolled in a police marked people carrier and an unmarked police car.

Four more police officers and EWOs patrolled the Broadway Shopping Centre in Bexleyheath.

A total of 38 young people were stopped.

Follow-up letters will be sent to their schools and parents where appropriate.

Another patrol is expected before the end of the summer term.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bexley Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Bexley Times