Reading widowed mother school truancy case dropped
1 October 2015
From the section Berkshire
Tracey Fidler says her son Adam was grieving for the loss of his father
The partner of a cyclist killed by a drink-driver has been told she will not face legal charges over her son missing school following the death.
Tracey Fidler, from Reading, had been taken to court by Reading Borough Council for the non-attendance of her now 11-year-old son.
Ms Fidler said her son Adam, aged nine at the time his father was killed, was “grieving” and “in a state”.
The council said it had dropped the action after a meeting with her.
Tony Jones, the council’s lead member for education, said the authority would “work with the family to provide support they need”.
Mother-of-five Ms Fidler, who was planning to represent herself in the civil …read more
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