A teacher will appear in court via videolink today charged with abducting a teenage girl.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, was arrested in Bordeaux in France on September 28 following the issuing of a European arrest warrant.

Following extradition to Britain, Forrest was charged by Sussex Police on October 10 with abducting a child, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

He has been remanded in custody at HMP Lewes. Scots-born Forrest, of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, south-east London, will appear via videolink at Brighton Magistrates' Court.