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Ex-Bromley teacher Jeremy Forrest in court over runaway schoolgirl
EX-BROMLEY teacher Jeremy Forrest is due to appear in court charged with the abduction of a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
The 30-year-old married amateur musician, from Ringmer, near Lewes, East Sussex, went on the run with the teenager on September 20.
The maths teacher was extradited to the UK on Wednesday from France, where the pair were found eight days after their disappearance.
He will appear at Eastbourne Magistrates' Court today charged with child abduction.
The pair's disappearance sparked a Europe-wide search and prompted public appeals from both sets of families for their safe return.
In France, Forrest was held on suspicion of child abduction following the issuing of a European arrest warrant and was detained at Gradignan prison on the outskirts of Bordeaux.
He arrived back in the UK on Wednesday afternoon, flying into Gatwick Airport in West Sussex.
The teenager has since been reunited with her family.
Forrest previously taught at Bishop Justus School in Bromley, until 2009.