MEGAN TEACHER: I WANT TO TELL THE FULL STORY
THE married maths teacher who ran away with a schoolgirl to France says he can’t wait to tell “the full story” when he returns to Britain.
Jeremy Forrest, 30, appeared before a magistrates court in Bordeaux under armed guard yesterday.
And he was told by a judge he can only be charged with child abduction in Britain after the court agreed to his extradition.
Forrest admitted he was the person accused of abducting 15-year-old Megan Stammers – a pupil at Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
The pair spent eight days on the run, staying in budget hotels and living on a diet of kebabs.
They were discovered on Friday after an international manhunt and Megan returned home to a secret location on Saturday.
Forrest’s French lawyer, Daniel Lalanne, told the court that the teacher would co-operate with the British police when he returned
Forrest spoke only to confirm his name, age, date of birth and to acknowledge that he understood the allegations against him.
He wore a checked shirt over a T-shirt, jeans and trainers.
Outside court his English solicitor Phil Smith said: “Jeremy has agreed to be extradited back to the UK as soon as possible.
“We look forward to the full story emerging in the coming months. He is very appreciative of the support and assistance given to him by his family, and in particular his parents.”