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Marnie Clayton: who is Bracknell teenager who went missing, where was she found, and who has been charged?

A man has been charged with a stalking offence after Marnie Clayton was reported missing

A 21-year-old man has been charged with a stalking offence over the disappearance of teenager Marnie Clayton who went missing after leaving a Windsor nightclub.

Marnie Clayton, 18, was reported missing by her family after she didn’t return home from a night out in the early hours of 16 January.

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Now, police have charged a man from Reading and he will appear in court today (19 January).

When did Marnie Clayton go missing and where was she found?

Alarms were raised over the teen’s whereabouts when she didn’t return home from a night out in Windsor.

At the time of her disappearance, Marnie was last seen at Atik nightclub on William Street, in Windsor, at around 2am, Thames Valley Police said.

Her family later contacted the police at 3am after she failed to return home to Bracknell in Berkshire.

Officers said the force received hundreds of calls while the teenager was reported missing - which was vital in helping to locate her.

Ms Clayton was finally found in Basingstoke, Hampshire, on the afternoon of 17 January.

A view of the ATIK nightclub in Windsor in Berkshire (image: PA)

Has anyone been charged since Marnie’s disappearance?

Abid Khan, of Cardigan Gardens, Reading, Berkshire, will appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, accused of one count of stalking involving fear of violence.

The 21-year-old was charged last night (18 January), Thames Valley Police confirmed.

Marnie Clayton, 18, has been found safe and well by police (image: PA)

How was Marnie found by Thames Valley police?

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.”

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