Ex-Bromley teacher Jeremy Forrest arrested over runaway schoolgirl is back in UK (From News Shopper)
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Ex-Bromley teacher Jeremy Forrest arrested over runaway schoolgirl is back in UK
EX-BROMLEY teacher Jeremy Forrest has been extradited to the UK after going on the run with a pupil.
The 30-year-old married amateur musician, from Ringmer, near Lewes, East Sussex, now faces questioning by British officers.
The teacher disappeared with the pupil on September 20, sparking a Europe-wide search for the pair and prompting public appeals from both sets of families, including Mr Forrest’s father who lives in Petts Wood.
They were eventually found in Bordeaux and Forrest was arrested on suspicion of child abduction following the issuing of a European Arrest Warrant.
Forrest appeared before magistrates in the French city last week. His solicitor Phil Smith has said his client looks forward to the "full story" emerging in the coming months.
The 15-year-old girl was reported missing when she failed to turn up for school and it emerged she had travelled to France with Forrest.
The pair were spotted on CCTV cameras on a cross-Channel ferry from Dover to Calais and later tracked to Bordeaux where they were recognised by a member of the public who had seen television coverage of the case.
Forrest previously taught at Bishop Justus School in Bromley, until 2009,