Teacher Jeremy Forrest In Court Charged With Abducting Schoolgirl And Taking Her To France

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Jeremy Forrest appeared in court charged with abducting a girl | Getty Images

A teacher has appeared in court via videolink charged with abducting a teenage girl and taking her to France.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, was arrested in Bordeaux in France on September 28 after a European Arrest Warrant was issued.

Following extradition to Britain, Forrest, a teacher at Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne, East Sussex, was charged by Sussex Police on October 10 with abducting a child, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

At Brighton Magistrates' Court today Scots-born Forrest, of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, south-east London, spoke to confirm his name, date of birth and address during a 10-minute hearing.

No bail application was made by his solicitor Phil Smith.

Chairman of the bench Andrew Tiffen further remanded him into custody, and Forrest will appear again at Brighton Magistrates' Court via videolink for a committal hearing on December 3.

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