Solicitor Harriette Ronson and Jeremy Forrest's family
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Abduction teacher Jeremy Forrest 'sorry for his actions'

21 June 2013 Last updated at 14:27 BST

A teacher who has been jailed for abducting and having sex with a 15-year-old pupil he ran off with to France is "sorry for his actions", his family has said.

In a statement read by solicitor Henrietta Ronson on behalf of Jeremy Forrest's family, his parents said there were a number of factors which needed to be examined, including "the failure to properly act on early warnings."

Forrest, 30, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison at Lewes Crown Court on Friday.