Runaway teacher due in court

Jeremy Forrest faces an extradition hearing in France Credit: Sussex Police

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest will today make his first public appearance at the start of extradition proceedings after spending eight days on the run with 15-year-old pupil Megan Stammers.

Married amateur musician Forrest, 30, was arrested on suspicion of child abduction on Friday in Bordeaux after the issuing of a European Arrest Warrant.

His solicitor said that he has agreed to return to Britain as soon as possible without lengthy extradition proceedings.

Maths teacher Forrest, from Ringmer, near Lewes, East Sussex, will appear at the Court of Appeal in Bordeaux - four days after he was detained after being recognised from TV coverage in France.