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Teacher awaits extradition

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest is due back in the UK after going on the run with his 15-year-old pupil. The 30-year-old married amateur musician is understood to be at a French airport awaiting a flight.

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Megan's teacher Jeremy Forrest to be extradited to the UK from France

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest will return to the UK after a French court agreed to his extradition.

Magistrates in Bordeaux granted the request during a short hearing this morning.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, travelled with Megan Stammers, 15, to France. Credit: Sussex Police handout

Forrest, 30, did not appear in court and was represented by his lawyer Daniel Lalanne.

The maths teacher from Ringmer, East Sussex, disappeared with 15-year-old pupil Megan Stammers on September 20 and was arrested in the south western French city last Friday.

It followed the issue of a European Arrest Warrant after the pair failed to use return Dover-Calais ferry tickets.

Mr Lalanne said after the hearing he did not know when Forrest would return to the UK but that it could be "at any moment".

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