Sussex

Jeremy Forrest pleads not guilty to abduction charge

Jeremy Forrest boarding an aircraft in Bordeaux
Image caption Jeremy Forrest was detained after a European arrest warrant was issued

A Sussex teacher facing a child abduction charge has pleaded not guilty.

Jeremy Forrest appeared at Lewes Crown Court via video link.

The 30-year-old, a teacher at Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne, denied child abduction and will stand trial in June.

Mr Forrest, of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, south-east London, made no application for bail and was remanded in custody.

He was extradited to the UK after being arrested by police in Bordeaux in September after a European arrest warrant was issued.

He was charged with child abduction on 10 October.

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