Marnie Clayton: Man arrested over false imprisonment after missing teen found

17 January 2022, 11:08 | Updated: 17 January 2022, 20:51

Police have released the last selfie Marnie took before she went missing
Police released the last selfie Marnie took before she went missing. Picture: Thames Valley Police

By Asher McShane

A man has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after a teenager who went missing after leaving a nightclub in Windsor was found more than 30 miles away.

Marnie, 18, from Bracknell, was found "safe and well" in Basingstoke, Hampshire, on Monday afternoon after last being seen at Atik nightclub in Windsor at around 2am on Sunday, Thames Valley Police said.

She was reported missing just after 3am by her family when she did not return home.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Basinstoke 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.

Local policing area commander for Windsor and Maidenhead, Superintendent Michael Greenwood, said Miss Clayton was found thanks to a joint investigation by Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary, who were helped by thousands of people sharing 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."