Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest will return to the UK after he agreed to his extradition in court.
In Bordeaux they hoped to start a new life, but Megan Stammers is already back in the UK and now her teacher Jeremy Forrest is due in court.
Megan Stammers, the 15 year-old girl who disappeared with her teacher, is back in the UK, after flying back from Bordeaux in France.
Jeremy Forrest confirms his name, date of birth, address and nationality.
Jeremy Forrest has been led into court by three police. He is wearing a checked shirt and pale purple t-shirt. Forrest faces the magistrates. He looks relaxed.
Jeremy Forrest has a French lawyer and an English one. There is also an interpreter in court to translate for the defendant as required by law. The case is delayed by a few minutes.
Jeremy Forrest is waiting just outside court in Bordeaux ahead of his second appearance.
Mr Forrest’s French lawyer, Daniel Lalanne, apparently told reporters:
This is a story of love and passion. It is as old as the world and I believe that that can never be stopped. In his [Jeremy Forrest] head he did nothing wrong except fall in love with a 15-year-old
He added that Mr Forrest is happy about the prospect of being extradited to the UK to be "closer to the one he loves".
This is the prison in Bordeaux where Jeremy Forrest - Megan Stammer's teacher - is being held as he awaits his extradition to the UK.
Megan Stammers has flown back to the UK over a week after she went missing in France with her maths teacher.
The 15-year-old from Eastbourne flew back to the UK on Saturday and was being reunited with her parents before speaking to Sussex Police.
Megan Stammers is likely to speak with British police officers today, once she has returned from France.
The 15-year-old, who has already spoken to her parents on the phone, is set to meet with officers from Sussex Police after she has seen her mother Danielle Wilson and stepfather Martin Stammers.
– Sussex Police spokesman
Megan is likely to return today to be reunited with her family and to speak with police.