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British Teacher Jeremy Forrest extradited to the UK

PUBLISHED October 10, 2012

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest is back in the UK today after going on the run with his pupil.

British police travelled to France today to escort home the 30-year-old married maths teacher home from Ringmer, East Sussex.

He landed at Gatwick Airport this afternoon where he was met by a police van on the tarmac.

He ran away with the teenager on September 20, sparking a Europe-wide search and prompting public appeals from both sets of families.

The pair were eventually found in Bordeaux, and Forrest was arrested on suspicion of child abduction following the issuing of a European Arrest Warrant.

Forrest appeared before magistrates in the French city last week, and his British solicitor Phil Smith has said his client looks forward to the "full story" emerging in the coming months.

His pupil has returned to her home town and been reunited with her family.