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Forrest 'wants to marry' girl

Teacher Jeremy Forrest plans to marry the schoolgirl he abducted, and her father said he would be "proud" to walk her down the aisle, according to reports today.

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Teacher Forrest will not give evidence in his defence

A teacher who allegedly abducted a schoolgirl and fled to France will not give evidence in his defence.

Jeremy Forrest, a 30-year-old maths teacher, denies one charge of child abduction.

Jeremy Forrest, a maths teacher, pictured yesterday. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The trial at Lewes Crown Court heard the pupil was 15 years old when she started a sexual relationship with Forrest after developing a crush on him at Bishop Bell CofE School in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Defence barrister Ronald Jaffa told the court that Forrest would not be giving evidence.

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