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Man arrested on suspicion of child abduction as missing girl is found

The girl has been found safe and well. Credit: PA

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction - after Suffolk police found a missing 15-year-old girl in Essex.

The girl was reported missing on Thursday March 16 after failing to arrive at school that morning.

Following appeals from her family and a major police search, the teenager was found by officers in north Essex this afternoon, Sunday 19 March.

A 31-year-old man, from the Clacton-on-Sea area, remains in police custody.