Tuesday 26 September 2017

Runaway teacher 'wants to be in UK -- with Megan'

Andrew Johnson London

The maths teacher who ran away to France with the 15-year-old schoolgirl Megan Stammers would return voluntarily to Britain to be near her, his French lawyer said.

Jeremy Forrest (30) is in jail in Bordeaux after police caught up with the pair on Friday after eight days on the run. His French lawyer Daniel Lalanne was quoted as saying: "We have discussed how he feels about being taken back to Britain and he will not contest it. This is primarily because going home will take him back closer to the person he loves."

A spokesman for Mr Forrest's British lawyers confirmed yesterday that he was expected to fly back tomorrow. He will be met at the airport by police.

His British lawyer, Phil Smith, said: "Once my client arrives back in the UK, the full picture will in time emerge."

Megan flew back to Britain on Saturday. (© Independent News Service)

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