May 17, 2022, 14:38

    Marnie Clayton: Missing teenager, 18, found as man arrested over false imprisonment

    Marnie Clayton: Missing teenager, 18, found as man arrested over false imprisonment

    A teenager last seen in Windsor in the early hours of Sunday has been found "safe and well", according to police.

    Marnie Clayton, 18, was found "safe and well" by police as authorities arrested a man, 21, on suspicion of battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, breach of police bail, false imprisonment and making threats to kill.

    Marnie was reported missing in the early hours of Sunday morning after leaving Atik nightclub in Windsor and an urgent investigation was launched to find her.

    Police revealed she was found safe and well in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

    The 21-year-old from Reading was arrested in Basingstoke by officers from Hampshire Constabulary and remains in custody.

    Marnie has now been found 'safe and well' by police

    Thames Valley Police / SWNS)

    Marnie Clayton went missing on Sunday after leaving a night club in Windsor

    Thames Valley Police / SWNS)

    Local Policing Area Commander for Windsor and Maidenhead, 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.”

    Marnie Clayton, 18, went missing from a night club in Windsor on Sunday

    Thames Valley Police/SWNS)

    Many took to social media to share their happiness at Marnie being found "safe and well".

    Bryan Evans, who claims Marnie is his great-niece, tweeted: "Marnie has been found, safe and well. Thanks for retweeting and for your concerns."

    Another social media user Carole Howells wrote: "OMG great news that’s she’s safe & well, poor girl. I hope she’s surrounded by love & support now #MarnieClayton".

    @nicclesb added: "Some good news! Missing teenager Marnie Clayton found safe and well".


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