A 48-year-old mum from Yate has been fined after knowingly allowing her two sons to skip school.

The lady, who the Gazette has chosen to not identify, pleaded guilty to the charges at Bristol Magistrates' Court on September 20.

The charges related to a six-month period between June and December 2018 where her sons did not attend school where they were registered, namely Yate Academy.

She was fined £160, ordered to pay a victim services charge of £32 and costs of £160, making the total £352.