Grace Millane – Cops reveal ‘grave fears’ for Brit backpacker, 22, who mysteriously vanished from New Zealand hostel as her dad points emotional plea

Grace Millane – Cops reveal ‘grave fears’ for Brit backpacker, 22, who mysteriously vanished from New Zealand hostel as her dad points emotional plea

POLICE investigating the disappearance of a younger British backpacker in New Zealand have mentioned they maintain “grave fears for her security.”

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POLICE investigating the disappearance of a younger British backpacker in New Zealand have mentioned they maintain “grave fears for her security.”

Grace Millane, who turned 22 on Sunday, vanished on December 1 lower than two weeks after arriving in Auckland as a part of a round-the-world journey.

Grace Millane, 22, has been lacking for 5 days now
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At a information convention this morning, her father David, from Essex, made an emotional enchantment for assist in discovering his “outgoing, fun-loving” daughter.

Detective Inspector Scott Beard spoke of his fears over Grace’s security whereas revealing that she was final seen with a “male companion” at a resort within the metropolis.

He mentioned: “It has now been six days since Grace was final seen. At this level, we maintain grave fears for her security.”

The detective added that they “nonetheless don’t have any proof of foul play”.

Grace Millane, pictured on CCTV issued by New Zealand police who’re attempting to find her
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She was reported lacking after not returning to her hostel in Auckland, New Zealand
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Grace vanished whereas staying in Auckland, in New Zealand’s North Island

Mr Beard mentioned: “We now have the final identified sighting of Grace at 9.41pm on the Citylife Resort, on Saturday 1 December with a male companion.

“Police have recognized this man and he has been spoken to.”

Mr Beard mentioned officers had additionally recognized an house on the metropolis centre resort as a location of curiosity.

Her dad David, a millionaire property developer, arrived in New Zealand on Friday morning and instructed reporters it was uncommon for his daughter to be out of contact.

Combating again tears, he instructed reporters: “Grace is a beautiful, outgoing, fun-loving, family-orientated daughter.

“She’s often in every day contact with both her mom, myself, her two brothers or family members on social media.”

He added: “She has been bombarding us with quite a few pictures and messages of her adventures.

“We’re all extraordinarily upset and it’s very troublesome presently to totally describe the vary of feelings we’re going by.”


Grace arrived in New Zealand as a part of her year-long travels on November 20, having beforehand visited Peru.

Police mentioned greater than 25 employees had been engaged on the case and had been trawling by hours of CCTV footage to hint her actions.

A spokesman for the Overseas Workplace mentioned: “We’re offering consular assist to the household within the UK, and dealing with the New Zealand Police in relation to stories of a lacking British nationwide in New Zealand.”


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