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Megan Stammers, the 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away to France with her married maths teacher, 30-year-old Jeremy Forrest, has closed her Twitter account after being subjected to a barrage of critical messages.
Megan had written on her timeline since her return home to Eastbourne, East Sussex following her eight days on the run with the teacher.
She had posted 'Thank for the nice messages' but later deleted her profile after other users of the site left her tweets questioning her actions, and asking if she had not thought of the effect her disappearance had on her parents. She was also slammed for running away with a married man 'twice her age'.
Her teacher is due to return to the UK in the next few days, and could face charges of child abduction. Megan is said to be due to return to Bishop Bell School where she and Jeremy met.
The Telegraph reports that the couple were hopeful that they could have evaded detection in France until Megan turned 16. They were finally tracked down in Bordeaux, south west France.
Mr Forrest's French lawyer, Daniel Lalanne said earlier in the week that the teacher 'only wants to be reunited with Megan'.