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Published On: Fri, Sep 28th, 2012

Megan Stammers, missing teen, found at bordeaux, Jeremy Forrest arrested

Megan Stammers had not been seen since leaving the UK for France last week with math teacher Jeremy Forrest.

Stammers, only 15, has been in the headlines as a missing person as the manhunt for Forrest, age 30, began.

Now French authorities located the pair as they were stopped by police on the main high street running through the centre of Bordeaux called Rue Sainte-Catherine on Friday.

According to another police source quoted by the French press, they were on their way to a job interview.

Forrest has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction. He had been the subject of an European arrest warrant and the international police search involved Sussex police working with Interpol.

Megan’s stepfather, Martin Stammer, spoke of “pure elation, pure relief that she is just safe and well”.

“As the girl is a minor, the maximum will be done to return her to her family. She is in good health,” said Agnes Auboin, vice-prosecutor in the south-west France city.

The young girl will be returned to her family as soon as possible,” said an official.

 Megan’s natural father, Barry Wratten, 41, said her discovery was “the news he had been hoping and praying for”.

“The past week has been absolutely terrible,” he said. “You don’t want to say it, but sometimes you think the worst. So this is wonderful news. It’s brilliant. I can’t say how relieved I am.

“I just want her back in the UK now with her family. My message to Megan would be that I love her very much, and that I am so glad she is safe. I’d also like to say that I am not angry with her at all – we all do silly things when we are young without thinking about the consequences.”

Megan Stammers photo supplied

Jeremy Forrest Megan Stammers photo

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