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Jeremy Forrest trial: Teacher jailed for abduction and child sex

21 June 2013 Last updated at 18:40 BST

A teacher has been jailed for five and a half years for abducting and having sex with a 15-year-old pupil he ran off with to France.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, from Petts Wood, London, was convicted at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday of child abduction.

He did not initially face sex offence charges for reasons linked to his extradition from France, but admitted them in court just before sentencing.

Duncan Kennedy reports.