Why didn’t Jeremy Forrest wait until Megan Stammers was 16? Well…
Forrest married Emily Faulder, 31, in Brighton last year.
East Sussex County Council says they were investigating the relationship when the teacher and his pupil went missing. Stammers and Forrest were, reportedly, seen holding hands on the way back from a school trip to Los Angeles in February.
Mr Forrest had been giving Stammers extra tuition.
In a blog written by the nom de plume Jeremy Ayre, Forest, reportedly, wrote of his “moral dilemma”. Back in May, he wrote:
“You hit me just like heroin …The last two weeks have been pretty intense, in both a good and a bad way!!! I’ll touch on the bad, although it will have to be a bit vague to be public-ally digestible, but have lots of positive music related s*** to shoot … About a week ago I had a bit of a moral dilemma to deal with, both internally and externally. And the over-riding question it left me with was this. How do we, and how should we, define what is right or wrong, acceptable or unacceptable??? I came to a few different conclusions, mainly that actually we get a lot of things wrong, but at the end of the day I was satisfied that if you can look at yourself in the mirror and know that, under all the front, that you are a good person, that should have faith in your own judgment. That’s some philosophical gold for you there!!!”
Still, bet to give him the benefit of any doubt, if there is any.
Megan’s mum Danielle Wilson has told a press conference:
“She was really excitable, like an excitable puppy jumping around. She grabbed my shoulders and she said, ‘Mum, can you look me in the eye?’ And I said to her, because she was fussing, ‘Please stop, get off me now’. She said, ‘No Mum, look me in the eye’, and I looked her in the eye and she went, ‘I love you’.”
That was Thursday 2o September, the last time she saw her daughter.
“Our enquiries have shown that they left the UK after 9.30pm on Thursday, 20, of September, after boarding a ferry in Jeremy’s black Ford Fiesta. They were expected to return yesterday [Sunday], during the late evening. The scheduled ferry and the passenger list were checked but they were not on either. We believe they may still be in France.”
“If you are listening to this, we believe that you left of your own accord with Jeremy but we need to hear you are ok. You are not, and I stress, you are not in trouble.”
But your lover might be. Hurry back, Megan, sand see him get squashed.
A 15-year-old who knows Megan tells the Daily Mail:
“They would always text each other. He would send her messages saying things like ‘I miss you’ and ‘I can’t wait to hug you’.”
On that paper, one commenter asks:
“Why on earth didn’t he just wait till she was 16.”
Still, Megan, phone home…