Fugitive British schoolgirl, teacher found in France


By Laurent Abadie (AFP)

BORDEAUX, France — A British schoolgirl and her married maths teacher, who triggered a Europe-wide hunt after running away together a week ago, were found Friday by police as they strolled in a southwestern French city.

The teacher, Jeremy Forrest, 30, was arrested and placed in custody in Bordeaux’s central police station, while Megan Stammers, 15, was under police protection, officials said.

“The couple were found on a public street in the centre of Bordeaux,” a spokesman said, adding that Stammers was in good health and would be reunited with her family “as soon as possible”.

The pair were located thanks to “credible testimony given 48 hours ago, which did not come from the couple’s entourage,” the prosecutor’s office said.

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