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Runaway British teen girl heads home from France

Published on Sep 29, 2012 11:06 PM
Missing British schoolgirl Megan Stammers (Centre), boards a plane on Sept 29, 2012 at the airport of Bordeaux-Merignac, southwestern France. -- PHOTO: AFP

BORDEAUX (AFP) - A 15-year-old British schoolgirl who ran away to France with a married teacher twice her age flew back home on Saturday, while he remained in prison awaiting extradition.

Ms Megan Stammers boarded a flight for London's Gatwick airport, accompanied by a man and a woman, the day after she and Jeremy Forrest, 30, were found in the southwestern city of Bordeaux.

She looked straight ahead of her without smiling as she walked towards the EasyJet plane, dressed in a black long-sleeved sweatshirt and black jeans, carrying a black bag with white flowers.

Dozens of journalists were kept some 100m away at Bordeaux's Merignac airport. The plane took off at 1326 GMT (9:26pm Singapore time).