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A man charged with abducting a missing British-born teenager has been captured in Texas – but there is still no sign of the University of Virginia student, authorities said.

Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr was arrested on a beach in Texas and is awaiting extradition to Virginia, police said.

The capture came the day after police announced they had probable cause to arrest Matthew on charges of abduction of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old who went missing on September 13 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said an intensive search continues for Ms Graham, who moved from England to Virginia at the age of five.

“This case is nowhere near over,” he told a news conference. “We have a person in custody but there’s a long road ahead of us and that long road includes finding Hannah Graham.”