Megan Stammers' teacher Jeremy Forrest to return to the UK

Teacher Jeremy Forrest appeared before magistrates in Bordeaux. Credit: Sussex Police

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest will return to the UK after he agreed to his extradition in court.

Forrest, 30, appeared before magistrates in Bordeaux, four days after he was arrested on suspicion of child abduction.

The married maths teacher from Ringmer, East Sussex, travelled to France with 15-year-old pupil Megan Stammers on September 20.

A European arrest warrant was issued after the pair failed to use return ferry tickets three days later.

Forrest, who appeared wearing a pale purple T-shirt, checked shirt and trousers, confirmed his name and nationality before agreeing to return to the UK.

The court is expected to give his extradition the green light on Thursday.