Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

New Zealand police search for 22-year-old British tourist

New Zealand police search for 22-year-old British tourist

Around 20 police investigators are combing through CCTV footage to track missing British backpacker Grace Millane's last movements before she disappeared over the weekend.

Police are releasing a CCTV image as our investigation into the disappearance of 22-year-old English tourist Grace Millane continues.

Her family in the United Kingdom raised the alarm on Monday and Detective Inspector Scott Beard said her disappearance was "out of character".

"She hasn't really replied to any messages between the family and it was her birthday on Sunday and she didn't respond to any messages".

"Grace has been missing for five days", he wrote.

A missing person report was received on Wednesday for the 22-year-old after her family had not heard from her for several days.

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"We are working closely with her family at this time and a number of Police staff are now working on this matter".

Michael said: "She just wanted to see the world after graduating from university".

Before New Zealand she had spent four weeks travelling in South America.

Michael Millane pleaded for his sister to contact the family.

"At the moment, we don't have any evidence of foul play, but we keep an open mind", Detective Inspector Beard said. The family last spoke to her on Thursday, November 29, and concerns for her safety were mounting.

The radio silence was "unusual" for Grace, Declan Millane said.

She was just sight-seeing and travelling around New Zealand.

"We are working closely with her family at this time and a number of Police staff are now working on this matter".

She approximately 5ft 6in (168cm) in height, and 58 kg.

Her brother was not sure of her travel plans in New Zealand, but he knew she had a flexible itinerary booked to travel around most of the country.

He said they had been in contact with the British High Commission in Wellington.

"We are working with the family in the United Kingdom and New Zealand Police in relation to reports of a missing British national in New Zealand", he said.

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