A missing teenager has been found safe and well after she vanished from a nightclub in Windsor over the weekend, police have confirmed.
Marnie Clayton, 18, was located 30 miles away in Basingstoke, Hampshire, on Monday afternoon, leading to the arrest of her alleged abductor this evening.
The teen was last at Atik nightclub in Berkshire at around 2am on Sunday which sparked an urgent missing person appeal that was shared by thousands of people online.
Her family reported her missing shortly after 3am after they became "extremely concerned" when she didn't arrive home in the early hours of the morning.
Hampshire Constabulary confirmed that they arrested a 21-year-old man in Basingstoke on suspicion of battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, breach of police bail, false imprisonment, and making threats to kill.
The man, from Reading, remains in police custody.
Superintendent Michael Greenwood said: “I am delighted to be able to confirm that we have located Marnie safe and well and returned her home to her family, who were naturally extremely concerned for her.
“This outcome is the result of fantastic work from officers and staff from both Thames Valley Police and our colleagues in Hampshire, when, working on information received from some of the hundreds of calls since Marnie was reported missing, we have managed to locate her.
“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the many thousands of members of the public who shared our appeal to locate her and extend this also to the local and national media.
“It cannot be underestimated how important the information received was in locating Marnie safe and well.
“I am very proud of all of our officers and staff and colleagues in Hampshire for their work, and also all of the members of our local community who shared appeals and called us with the information which has helped us bring Marnie home.”
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