Police are searching for a British schoolgirl who ran away to France with her teacher.
The parents of Megan Stammers pleaded to their 15-year-old daughter to "come home safe".
The Daily Mail reports this morning that Megan boarded a Channel ferry with maths teacher Jeremy Forrest, 30, after he spent months grooming her on Twitter to escape on an "adventure" with him.
"It's been hell we have no idea where she is," Megan's fatherMartin Stammers said. "The whole family has been rallying together and we've been working closely with the police. We just want her home safe."
Police had been called to the teacher's family home on several occasions where neighbours say he was "prone to aggressive outbursts during domestic disputes with his wife", the Daily Mail reports.
Megan was last seen by her family on Friday morning when she left her mother's home in Eastbourne, East Sussex, for school.
But police told the Daily Mail that neither the student nor the teacher arrived at school and CCTV footage from later that evening showed them in Forrest's car in Dover boarding a Calais-bound ferry.
"This is completely out of character for Megan. We don't know how to deal with this, she should be at home with us," Megan's step-mother Tracy Stammers said. "She is the most beautiful and loveliest young girl ever and we just want her home safe."
Forrest allegedly groomed the teenager for several months on Twitter, including the Tweet: "Me & you. Let's just run away."On ask.fm, a website where members ask each other questions, Megan was asked four days ago whether she felt excited or curious about her future.
'The West Australian' is a trademark of West Australian Newspapers Limited 2013.
All rights reserved.
Select your state to see news for your area.