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Missing: British tourist Grace Millane never made it back to her Auckland hostel

Mystery surrounds disappearance of British tourist, 22, who never made it back to her Auckland hostel after celebrating her birthday five days ago

  • Grace Millane, 22, from Essex in England, travelled to Auckland two weeks ago
  • The tourist had been in regular social media contact with her family back home
  • When she didn’t respond to birthday well-wishers on Sunday, alarm bells rang
  • The 22-year-old woman had been staying at Base Backpackers on Queen Street 

The family of a British tourist who hasn’t been seen for five days after vanishing from a New Zealand hostel has issued a desperate plea for help to locate her

Grace Millane, 22, originally from Essex in south-east England, travelled to Auckland two weeks ago and had been in regular social media contact with her family.   

When her messages stopped Saturday and she didn’t respond to birthday well-wishes the following day, alarm bells rang.    

‘Grace has been missing for five days. She has not returned to her hostel room in Auckland New Zealand,’ her older brother Michael Millane wrote on Facebook. 

A British family has issued a desperate plea to find Grace Millane who hasn’t been seen for five days after vanishing from a New Zealand hostel

The 22-year-old, originally from Essex in south-east England, travelled to Auckland two weeks ago and had been in regular social media contact with her family

The 22-year-old, originally from Essex in south-east England, travelled to Auckland two weeks ago and had been in regular social media contact with her family

Another brother urged people to share the post, adding: ‘We haven’t heard from my sister since Saturday’. 

The 22-year-old tourist had been staying at Base Backpackers on Queen Street in the heart of Auckland, according to Stuff. 

A missing persons report was filed on Wednesday morning and police are investigating.

Tony McLeod, British High Commission Wellington consular manager, said the commission was aware of the missing person report. 

‘We are working with the family in the UK and New Zealand Police in relation to reports of a missing British national in New Zealand,’ he said. 

‘We are unable to make further comment while police are investigating the matter.’

Ms Millane graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Bachelor of Advertising and Marketing in September.  

Ms Millane (pictured with her brothers) graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Bachelor of Advertising and Marketing in September 

Ms Millane (pictured with her brothers) graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Bachelor of Advertising and Marketing in September 

The 22-year-old tourist had reportedly been staying at Base Backpackers on Queen Street in the heart of Auckland

The 22-year-old tourist had reportedly been staying at Base Backpackers on Queen Street in the heart of Auckland

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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