Missing teenage girl - man arrested

AN ESSEX teenager who went missing with an internet boyfriend on Sunday has been found safe and well in Wales.

James Hore

AN ESSEX teenager who went missing with an internet boyfriend on Sunday has been found safe and well in Wales.

Detectives had been growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 14-year-old Victoria Ayling who was last at her family home in Chelmsford.

Victoria was last seen at 4am, in bed, at the house she shares with her parents and older brother and sister at Henniker Gate.

Following a widespread media appeal, the teenager was found in Swansea and a 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abduction.

He remains in police custody in Wales whilst Victoria is set to be reunited with her parents later today.

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Victoria went missing at the same time as 19-year-old Richard Lewis from Llanbradach in Wales.

Police revealed she had met the teenager on the popular Bebo website and kept in touch via the internet.

The Welsh teenager had visited Victoria's home a number of times where he met her parents.

Enquiries revealed Victoria had been researching campsites in Scotland, and also tactics to avoid being traced.