Petts Wood teacher Jeremy Forrest to stand trial next month over child abduction

PUBLISHED: 16:26 21 May 2013

Jeremy Forrest, 30, will stand trial next month.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, will stand trial next month.

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A former Petts Wood teacher accused of abducting a teenage girl will stand trial next month.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, of Chislehurst Road, was arrested on September 28 last year in Bordeaux, France after a European manhunt.

He was subsequently extradited back to Britain, where the former teacher at Bishop Justus school, in Magpie Lane, Bromley, was charged by Sussex Police with abducting a child.

Appearing at Lewes Crown Court, in East Sussex, on Friday, Forrest was given a trial date set for June 10. It is thought the trial will run for two weeks.

Forrest denies abducting the child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and has been remanded in custody.

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