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Megan Stammers: vapid teenager spends few days in France with ageing teacher

by | 29th, September 2012

MEGAN Stammers is coming home. The 15-year-old who ran off with Jeremy Forrest , her maths teacher, is heading back to the family. Forrest is heading to jail, charged with child abduction. The media laps it up:

Daily Mail (front page): “Secrets of Megan’s 8 days on the run”

The paper says it has “Extraordinary details of couple’s eight days on the run”.

Only, the paper has no details at all.

Daily Mirror (front page): “They were’t coming back home”

MISSING Megan Stammers burst into tears yesterday as she and her teacher Jeremy Forrest were finally caught while looking for pub work to fund their life on the run. The 15-year-old was spotted by undercover police walking hand-in-hand with Forrest, 30, while going from bar to bar in the French city of Bordeaux.

The Sun (front page): “Megan’s Tears”

Teenagers older lover arrested. Teenager cries. It’s sooooooo unfair.

The Independent (front page): “Hand in hand after 8 days that felt like a lifetime”

Detectives acting on a tip-off were lying in wait for Mr Forrest as he strolled yesterday lunchtime with 15-year-old Megan in the centre of Bordeaux, some 300 miles south-west of Paris.

The Mirror uses a different tape measure:

Realising they had to move on, the pair decided to dump Forrest’s car in Paris and travel to Bordeaux, 350 miles further south, by train.

The Mail ups the ante:

French police believe they may have ‘dumped’ Forrest’s car in Paris before travelling 400 miles by train to the city in the south-west of the country.

Stammers and Forest were found in Bordeaux, walking along the Rue Sainte-Catherine.

Forest, who taught Stammers maths at Bishop Bell School, Eastbourne, Sussex, has been charged with child abduction at Bordeaux Court of Appeal.

Martin Stammers, Megan’s stepfather, says:

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