Schoolgirl Megan Stammers who went missing with her maths teacher for a week in France was on her way home yesterday.
The 15-year-old was found safe and well after she and her 30-year-old teacher Jeremy Forrest were spotted in Bordeaux.
He has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and Megan taken into protective custody, Sussex police said.
Her stepfather Martin Stammers said he was "thrilled to bits, just over the moon" at news of her return.
The alarm was raised when Megan was discovered she had travelled with Forrest on a ferry from Dover to Calais.
There were reported sightings of the pair in Paris and police received seven phone calls with information after Megan's disappearance was featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.
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