Marnie Clayton: Missing teenager found safe and well as man arrested over false imprisonment

21-year-old man arrested by Hampshire Police

Katy Clifton
Monday 17 January 2022 21:00
<p>Marnie Clayton has been found safe and well </p>

Marnie Clayton has been found safe and well

A man has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and making threats to kill after a teenage girl who went missing after leaving a nightclub in Windsor was found safe and well.

Marnie Clayton, 18, was found in Basingstoke, Hampshire, on Monday afternoon after last being seen around 30 miles away at Atik nightclub on William Street at around 2am on Sunday.

Ms Clayton, from Bracknell, Berkshire, was reported missing just after 3am by her family when she did not return home.

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary have 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.

Thames Valley Police’s area commander for Windsor and Maidenhead, superintendent Michael Greenwood thanked the thousands of people who shared their missing person appeal.

Mr 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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