Runaway UK teacher to face music

2012-10-10 18:58
Jeremy Forrest (Supplied)

Jeremy Forrest (Supplied)

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London - Jeremy Forrest, the British teacher who ran away with a 15-year-old pupil, was extradited on Wednesday from France back to England, where he faces questioning by police.

With a towel covering his head, Forrest was shepherded down the steps of the plane at Gatwick airport after flying in from the southwestern French city of Bordeaux and led into a waiting police van.

Forrest, 30, a married maths teacher, disappeared last month with a 15-year-old girl from his school in Eastbourne in Sussex on the southeast English coast.

The pair left Britain by ferry on 20 September, triggering a Europe-wide hunt that resulted in them being picked up by police in Bordeaux on 28 September.

The teenager was repatriated the following day while Forrest was detained in Bordeaux to allow a French magistrate to consider an international arrest warrant issued by the British authorities.

A French court ruled last week that Forrest should be returned to Britain.

Forrest did not contest the extradition at last week's hearing and, through his lawyer, has said he is keen for the "full story" of the elopement to be told.

"A 30-year-old man who was arrested for child abduction has been extradited from France and brought back to Sussex where he will be questioned by officers," a Sussex Police spokesperson told AFP.

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