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MAN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF CHILD ABDUCTION

policetapemainUPDATED: A 33-year-old man has been arrested by Police on suspicion of child abduction on the Isle of Wight following an appeal to locate a missing 15-year-old girl.

As previously reported by Island Echo, Police last night issued an urgent appeal for information to locate 15-year-old Rebecca McLean who had gone missing from Southampton on Friday.

The teen was last spotted in Ryde on Saturday with 33-year-old Michael Britten, who she lived in the same house with after moving out of her family home two years ago.

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It is understood social services were looking to move Rebecca to new accommodation.

Police have this morning (Monday) confirmed that a 33-year-old has been arrested in relation to child abduction.

Rebecca has been found safe and well.

UPDATE TUESDAY: The 33-year-old man arrested yesterday has been released on Police bail and is due to return to a police station on 7th October, a spokesperson has confirmed.

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