Runaway Teacher Makes UK Return

The teacher arrested on suspicion of abducting a15-year-old Sussex schoolgirl has agreed to be extradited to the UK.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, from Ringmer, East Sussex, was arrested in Bordeaux, France, on Friday, after going missing with schoolgirl Megan Stammers.

The pair travelled to France on 20 September but failed to use return ferry tickets after three days.

During a hearing before the Court of Appeal Mr Forrest was asked if he agreed to return to the UK, to which he replied "yes".

Forrest's British lawyer, Phil Smith, said: "Now that he has agreed to be extradited to the UK, we look forward to the full story emerging.

"He is very appreciative of the support of his family, and concerned about the impact of this on all those concerned."

Mr Forrest is employed as a maths teacher at Bishop Bell C of E School, in Eastbourne.

Megan, who is a pupil at the school, returned last week.


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