Missing teenagers
Police had launched an 'extensive' search for Siobhan Clarke, 15, and Sammy Clarke, 14, from Essex Essex Police

A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of two teenage girls from Essex.

Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, from Maldon, who went missing on 1 May, were found in Westcliff-on-Sea.

A 22-year-old man from Southend was arrested on 4 May, according to police.

The alarm was raised when the girls had not been seen since leaving to go to a local park after school. A search was carried out in Southend and police spoke to friends and relatives.