Alfie Cannon
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Basildon parents condemn term-time holiday fine

Parents of a 13-year-old boy have said it was unfair they have been fined for taking their child out of school because he went on a holiday with his dying grandfather.

Alfie Cannon, from Basildon, Essex, missed two weeks of school when he went on a family trip to Malta.

His parents did not gain permission from Alfie's head teacher, so they have been fined £120.

BBC Look East's Gareth George reports.

  • 20 Aug 2014
  • From the section Essex