Gemma was just an innocent pupil like this girl when her maths teacher messaged her on Twitter
03 June 2017
When teenager Gemma Grant* ran away to France with her Scottish maths teacher, the police search for them became a media sensation. Gemma was convinced she was in love with Jeremy Forrest, now a convicted paedophile. Five years on, she tells her side of the story The police officer laughed as he threw a newspaper on to the hotel bed, where I sat cross-legged.
I couldn’t understand the French headlines, but the photo on the front page was my school picture.
Jeremy Forrest, from Aberdeenshire was jailed for five and a half years.
“Do people actually know about this?” I stammered.
“Just wait until you get back to England,” he smirked.
Eight days before, I’d been laughing in my boyfriend’s…