A truent schoolgirl has been put through major shame after her grandfather caught her playing hooky.
Police were called after the Stanley High pupil’s grandfather caught the girl, causing her to scream out and passers by to think she was being assaulted.
The girl, who is known to the local constabulary, was assessed by officers and both her and her grandfather were given advice before they were sent on their way.
It’s thought a concerned member of the public called Merseyside Police, mistakenly guessing that the schoolgirl was being assaulted by a stranger.
She screamed when her grandfather grabbed her and he began to shout loudly at her for playing truant.