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Truancy police round up children across borough caught skipping school

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

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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.

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