PARENTS from Ringwood have both been ordered to pay £840 after not ensuring their child attended school.

The parents failed to send their teenager to school regularly over the course of three months last year.

They did not attend court to face the charges.

Magistrates in Southampton fined each of them £400 in their absence.

In addition to the fines, magistrates also ordered them to pay out a victim surcharge of £40 as well as paying costs of £400.