A MAN has been charged with stalking in connection with the case of Marnie Clayton – who went missing at 2am on Sunday morning.
A desperate search began for Marnie, 18, after she disappeared from a nightclub – and now Abid Khan, 21, has been charged with one count of stalking involving fear of violence.
The teen was last seen leaving club Atik, but never returned home. She was reported missing at 3am.
A haunting last selfie showing Marnie posing in a bodycon grey dress hours before she disappeared was released as her terrified family waited for news.
But police later revealed she had been found safe and well in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Op daardie stadium, a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, breach of police bail and making threats to kill.
Khan, from Reading, has now been charged following the missing person investigation.
The 21-year-old is due to appear before Reading Magistrates’ Court today.
Vroeër hierdie week, Superintendent Michael Greenwood told of his relief after a huge search effort led cops to Marnie.
Hy het gesê: “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.”
He said there have been “hundreds of calls” from members of the public offering information since Marnie vanished.
Their support helped end the “very significant” search, hy het bygevoeg.
“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,” Supt Greenwood said.
“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.”