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Missing Marnie Clayton, 18, Is FOUND 30 Miles From Where She Was Last Seen And Man Arrested

A teenager who was reported missing in the early hours of Sunday morning has been found more than 30 miles away – as officers arrest a man on suspicion of false imprisonment.

Marnie Clayton, 18, from Bracknell, Berkshire, was last seen leaving Atik nightclub in nearby Windsor, at around 2am on Sunday morning before suddenly vanishing.

The 18-year-old’s disappearance sparked huge concern, even leading to the launch of a social media page dedicated to locating her.

A 21-year-old man from Reading, has been arrested in Basingstoke by officers from Hampshire Constabulary on suspicion of battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, breach of police bail, false imprisonment and making threats to kill.

He remains in police custody.

The video briefly shows a young woman (pictured right), who appears to match the 18-year-old’s description, walking down a street with a hooded man as his friends, who are watching the video, laugh and joke about her disappearance

But Thames Valley Police, whose appeal for information has been shared more than 30,000 times, have remained tight-lipped about the new video.

In their last comment, the force insisted it was ‘investigating the circumstances’ of Marnie’s disappearance and that it was a ‘fast moving inquiry’. But they have so far failed to give the public any updates on her whereabouts.

It comes as separate video published earlier today showed Marnie dancing and smiling with a friend in Atik.

Witness have apparently told police that they believe Marnie was arguing with a man outside the club on the night she disappeared.

Nightclub bosses meanwhile say they are helping detectives with their investigation into the teenager’s whereabouts and have shared CCTV.

Officers are continuing their appeal, saying her disappearance is ‘out of character’ and they are becoming ‘increasingly concerned’.

In the footage three other men, who are watching the stream, laugh about news coverage of Marnie’s disappearance and suggest he ‘goes on the run’. Pictured: The hooded man from the video

A new video has emerged of missing Marnie Clayton partying in a nightclub just hours before her disappearance

The footage shows the 18-year-old smiling, laughing and dancing with female friends in Atik nightclub in Windsor, Berkshire. The teenager was last seen leaving the nightclub at around 2am on Sunday (January 15) and has not been seen or heard from since.

In the new video, one man could be heard saying: ‘Have you seen the update they’ve put on the news?’

The man though to be with Marnie says: ‘Nah,’ at which point the girl appears briefly in the video.

Another man replies: ‘Bro you are on BBC News, bro.

He then replies:‘That ain’t me bro,’ before saying something illegible.

The first man replies: ‘You might as well go on the run with her fam.’

Another adds: ‘This guy is not serious, like yeah she’s come on live she’s not serious man. I don’t know what live has come to man.’

The new video comes after police released an image of Marnie, said to be the last taken of her before she disappeared.

In the photograph, taking hours before her disappearance, the blonde-haired teenager is seen taking a selfie in a lift with what looks like a female friend.

She is seen wearing an off-the-shoulder grey dress, a circle shaped necklace and a shoulder strap bag.

A selfie taken by Marnie Clayton, 18, just hours before she went missing in the early hours of this morning after a night out in Windsor

The footage shows the 18-year-old smiling, laughing and dancing with female friends in Atik nightclub in Windsor, Berkshire

Miss Clayton vanished after leaving the Atik nightclub in Windsor town centre, half a mile away from the royal castle, at around 2am this morning

One witness is said to have seen Marnie ‘arguing with a man’ the night she vanished. The claim was posted on a page set up to bring together information about the missing teenager’s whereabouts

Police say it is the last known picture of Marnie. The teenager’s own last social media post on Instagram was two days ago and paid tribute to her family dog who had passed away.

‘You’ll always be my angel,’ she wrote in a poignant post which included a picture of the boxer dog.

Meanwhile, one witness is claimed to have seen Marnie ‘arguing with a man’ the night she vanished.

The post, on a page set up to bring together information about the missing teenager’s whereabouts, said: ‘It is said that someone saw a man arguing with her outside the night club.

‘We don’t no (sic) for sure if he has taken her or she may know the man and went with him but will release more info when Thames Valley Police releases a new statement.’

Today club bosses have released a statement about missing Marnie, saying they are working with police to try and help find her.

In a post on a Facebook, the club said: ‘We are really concerned about the disappearance of Marnie Clayton and we have been working with the police all weekend on their investigation, and will continue to do so.

Police are growingly increasingly concerned for the teenager’s welfare, with her disappearance labelled ‘out of character’

Her family reported her missing after she never arrived home and now Thames Valley Police are appealing to the public to help find her.

‘We join everyone in hoping she is found safe and well.

‘If anyone has any information, please contact the Police on 101, quoting reference 43220021633 and if you see her or think you’ve seen her, please contact 999.’

Appealing for information about her whereabouts, Detective Chief Inspector Jon Groenen, from Thames Valley Police, said: ‘I would also like to appeal directly to Marnie, if you see this appeal, please contact your family or the police to let us know you are safe and where you are.’

Marnie is white with brown hair and a slim build. She is between 5ft2ins and 5ft4ins tall and was last seen wearing a grey dress.

She is known to frequent Reading town centre.

Anybody who knows of Marnie’s whereabouts is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting reference number 43220021633.

Australian criminology student sets up social media page to help find missing Marnie Clayton

The student, named Victoria, says she saw the missing persons case showed up on her Facebook after going ‘worldwide’

An Australian criminology student has set up a social media page collecting and sharing information on missing Marnie Clayton.

The student, named Victoria, says she saw the missing persons case showed up on her Facebook after going ‘worldwide’.

She said he set up the page in the hope of helping the police.

However she has urged people to go directly to Thames Valley Police with information, because of the 15 hour time difference between Australia and the UK.

In a post on the page, she said: ‘My name is Victoria and I’m a criminology student from Australia.

‘This case has gone worldwide, it showed up on my Facebook, so I decided to make an Instagram account to help locate Marnie.

‘One the anonymous people to contact me via Instagram has urged me to call the Thames Valley Police department.

‘I’ve contacted them, they’ve got my number, I’ve given them every evidence I have. I’ve given them all my details.

‘Because we are 15 hour time difference, they have urged people to call them with the reference, only because it’s hard for me and them with a 15 hour time difference to communicate.

‘But if you can’t get through send it to me and I’ll try to get on to them my end.’