Jeremy Forrest arriving at Lewes Crown Court
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Jeremy Forrest 'fled to France with teenage pupil'

A married teacher fled to France with a teenage pupil the day after police questioned her about the nature of their relationship, a court has heard.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, and the girl, who cannot be named, took a cross-Channel ferry to Calais before spending seven days on the run.

Prosecutor Richard Barton told a jury at Lewes Crown Court that this wasn't a tale of "Romeo and Juliet".

"This is is a 15-year-old girl with her own vulnerabilities, and a 30-year-old teacher," he added.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 11 Jun 2013