Forrest family ‘would support marriage’ after jail term

The sister of jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest has told Daybreak that his family would stand by him if he chose to marry the 15-year-old he was charged with abducting.

Carrie Hanspaul said: “If they’ve managed to survive all of this and if he stays in there [prison] all that time – she’ll be 21, he’ll be 35, there are age gaps like that.

“That then would become a normal relationship and we would obviously support them if that’s what they choose to do.”

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Forrest 'not a paedophile'

The sister of jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest has told Daybreak that paedophile is the "wrong word" to use for her brother. Forrest was jailed for five and half years last week on charges of sexual activity with a child and child abduction.