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Schoolgirls - aged 14 and 15 - missing for three days are 'found safe and well'

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Undated handout photo issued by Essex Police of Sammy Clarke, 14, as police have launched an "extensive" search for schoolgirls Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, who went missing after arranging to meet Kieran Hartley-Anderson, 20, two days ago. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 3, 2015. Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area of the county, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend. See PA story POLICE Girls. Photo credit should read: Essex Police/PA Wire

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE BLACK AND WHITE ONLY Undated handout photo issued by Essex Police of Sammy Clarke, 14, as police have launched an "extensive" search for schoolgirls Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, who went missing after arranging to meet Kieran Hartley-Anderson, 20, two days ago. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 3, 2015. Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area of the county, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend. See PA story POLICE Girls. Photo credit should read: Essex Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Undated handout photo issued by Essex Police of Siobhan Clarke, 15, as police have launched an "extensive" search for schoolgirls Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, who went missing after arranging to meet Kieran Hartley-Anderson, 20, two days ago. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 3, 2015. Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area of the county, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend. See PA story POLICE Girls. Photo credit should read: Essex Police/PA Wire

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by Essex Police of Siobhan Clarke, 15, as police have launched an "extensive" search for schoolgirls Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, who went missing after arranging to meet Kieran Hartley-Anderson, 20, two days ago. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 3, 2015. Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area of the county, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend. See PA story POLICE Girls. Photo credit should read: Essex Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Undated handout photo issued by Essex Police of Kieran Hartley-Anderson, 20, as police have launched an "extensive" search for schoolgirls Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, who went missing after arranging to meet Kieran Hartley-Anderson two days ago. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 3, 2015. Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area of the county, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend. See PA story POLICE Girls. Photo credit should read: Essex Police/PA Wire

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by Essex Police of Kieran Hartley-Anderson, 20, as police have launched an "extensive" search for schoolgirls Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, who went missing after arranging to meet Kieran Hartley-Anderson two days ago. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 3, 2015. Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area of the county, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend. See PA story POLICE Girls. Photo credit should read: Essex Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE BLACK AND WHITE ONLY Undated handout photo issued by Essex Police of Sammy Clarke, 14, as police have launched an "extensive" search for schoolgirls Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, who went missing after arranging to meet Kieran Hartley-Anderson, 20, two days ago. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday May 3, 2015. Officers believe the girls, from the Maldon area of the county, met Mr Hartley-Anderson at a house in Shoeburyness, around 15 miles away on the coast near Southend. See PA story POLICE Girls. Photo credit should read: Essex Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

A man has been arrested after two UK schoolgirls who went missing at the weekend have been found safe and well.

Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, left school early on Friday to meet up with a friend, Essex Police reported.

They were not seen since leaving to go to a local park that night, officers said.

But Essex Police said today  that the pair were found 'safe and well'.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction in connection with the incident, police said.

Although the girls have the same surname, they are not related.

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