27/09/2012

European Arrest Warrant Issued For Teacher

A European arrest warrant has been issued for Jeremy Forrest, the maths teacher who travelled to France with missing schoolgirl Megan Stammers.

30-year-old Forrest and 15-year-old Megan have not been seen since they crossed the Channel from Dover to France on 20 September.

Sussex Police are expected to release more details about the warrant during a press conference later on Thursday.

Mr Forrest's father Jim is also due to appeal for his son to come home.

The pair's disappearance will be featured on the BBC Crimewatch programme, a week after they vanished.

Meanwhile, doubts have been raised about the search abroad after Interpol was unable to confirm its involvement.

Sussex Police had previously said it was working with Interpol and the French authorities on the case and it was possible the pair had now left France.

However, neither Megan nor Mr Forrest have a profile on the international crime agency's website.

The Sussex force said it would clarify the nature of the European investigation at a briefing later.

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