The Press Association
The married teacher missing with his teenage pupil might not have been identified under a new law that comes into force next week.
Teachers will become the first group of people in British legal history to be given automatic anonymity when they are accused of a criminal offence.
The move could hinder searches like the one for missing teacher Jeremy Forrest, who is thought to be in Europe with his 15-year-old student Megan Stammers, said critics.
The provision, in section 13 of the Education Act 2011, gives anonymity for a teacher when the complaint is made by or on behalf of any pupil at the school at which the individual teaches.
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