Police increasingly concerned for backpacker missing in New Zealand

UK tourist Grace Millane has been missing for five days according to her brother and was last seen in Auckland New Zealand

Grace Millane, 22, arrived in New Zealand about two weeks ago and has been in constant contact with her family via messaging service WhatsApp.

Meanwhile, her father had made a decision to fly to Auckland from Essex, in southeast England, on Wednesday night (England time) and was due to arrive in New Zealand on Friday.

Mr Beard said none of her roommates at the backpackers were with her on Saturday evening and there was sufficient evidence to suggest she was going to go back to the hostel to collect the items she had there.

'It's important that anyone who recognises Grace from this photo or saw her on Saturday night contacts Police immediately'.

Det Insp Scott Beard, of Auckland City Police, said more than 20 staff were working on the case.

Grace had two mobile phones with her but they go straight to voicemail if people ring, her brother said.

"If she gets this message, we would urge her to get in touch with us as soon as possible so we know she's OK".

The witness, who asked not to be named, told the New Zealand Herald she believed she saw her standing by the Manukau on-ramp. She is approximately 5ft 6in (168cm) in height and 58kg.

Her brother Michael said she last spoke to a family member on Thursday and she has not posted anything on social media since.

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Grace's father is due to arrive in New Zealand on Friday, reports Stuff.

British High Commission Wellington consular manager Tony McLeod said the commission was aware of reports of a missing British national.

Various sightings have her wearing either black top, blues jeans and red sneakers, or a black dress with white shoes.

Police searching for a British backpacker missing in New Zealand say concerns are growing for her safety.

It was her first time travelling solo.

A number of unconfirmed sightings have been reported to detectives.

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

The backpacker, reported to be from Essex, has not been in contact with her family for several days, including on her 22nd birthday on Sunday.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen Grace on the night of Saturday 1 December or may have information on her whereabouts to contact Police on (09) 302 6970.

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