Runaway teacher returns to UK

Last updated 07:09 11/10/2012
Megan Stammers Jeremy Forrest

Megan Stammers and Jeremy Forrest filmed on CCTV before they boarded a ferry at Dover headed for Calais, France.

Megan Stammers
MISSING: Megan Stammers, 15, went to France with her maths teacher Jeremy Forrest.

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The teacher at the centre of a Europe-wide hunt after he ran off with a 15-year-old school girl has arrived back in Britain to await a court appearance on suspicion of abduction.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, of Ringmer, East Sussex, fled to France with his maths pupil Megan Stammers last month.

The pair had been on the run since September 20 after they took a ferry from Dover to Calais. It was believed Stammers travelled on Forrest's wife Emily's passport, to avoid raising suspicion. 

Forrest arrived at Gatwick Airport today (local time) on a flight from Bordeaux in south-west France, where he was captured last month, the BBC reported.

Stammers returned home on September 29, and was reunited with mother, Danielle Wilson, and stepfather, Martin Stammers.

Forrest was a maths teacher at Bishop Bell Church of England School in Eastbourne, which Megan attended. 

He was to be suspended for his relationship with Stammers the day after the pair fled, the Daily Mail reported.

They were found after appeals from their families through the media heightened their profiles throughout both England and France. 

Forrest told his lawyer that he was devastated that his "love story" was brought to a "brutal end", the paper reported.

Before they fled, the pair had exchanged a number of tweets expressing their love for one another on Twitter.

Stammers had taken back to Twitter since her return, thanking people for their support. 

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