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Teacher in court over abduction

A teacher at an East Sussex school will appear in court via videolink charged with abducting a teenage girl.

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Abduction charge teacher remanded

The case of an East Sussex teacher accused of abducting a teenage girl has been committed to a crown court.

Jeremy Forrest, a teacher at Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne, appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court via videolink from HMP Lewes.

The Scots born 30-year-old was arrested by police in Bordeaux in France on September 28 following the issuing of a European Arrest Warrant.

After extradition to Britain, Forrest was charged by Sussex Police on October 10 with abducting a child, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

Shaven-headed Forrest, dressed in a patterned jumper, spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth, and listened from a prison room as the next hearing of his case was listed at Lewes Crown Court on January 11.

His solicitor made no application for bail and there was no indication of plea.

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