Truancy police round up children across borough caught skipping school
PUBLISHED: 17:07 16 June 2016 | UPDATED: 17:07 16 June 2016
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.