Teen who ran away with teacher found
A British schoolgirl and her maths teacher, who triggered a Europe-wide hunt after running away together, have been found in Bordeaux, France, police said on Friday.
The teacher, Jeremy Forrest, 30, has been arrested and placed in custody, while Megan Stammers, 15, was under police protection, they said.
“The couple were found on a public street in the centre of Bordeaux,” a spokesman said, adding that Stammers was “in good health.”
The pair had not been seen since being filmed boarding a cross-Channel ferry together on September 20.
Their parents had appealed for them to get in touch but had played down fears that the schoolgirl could be in any danger.
A European Arrest Warrant had been issued for Forrest, a married part-time musician who had reportedly begun an affair with his pupil.
Police in Sussex, the area of southeastern England where the two lived, said that they had both been found safe and well as a result of coverage in the French media. - AFP