(TELEGRAPH) — Police were last night hunting for a married teacher who is believed to have run away to France with a 15-year-old pupil.

Jeremy Forrest, 30, a maths teacher at Bishop Bell Church of England School in Eastbourne, was last seen boarding a cross-Channel ferry on Friday with Megan Stammers, a pupil at the school.

There have been no sightings of the pair since they left Britain and Megan’s parents have issued an urgent appeal for their daughter to contact them and let them know she is safe and well.

Her father, Martin Stammers, said: “We just want Megan to make contact with us. We are worried and miss her terribly. Please get in touch Megan.”

He later said: “It’s been hell. We have no idea where she is.”

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