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Man will be charged with murder of backpacker Grace Millane – New Zealand Police

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Officers said the man will remain in custody until Monday morning, when he will appear in the Auckland District Court.

A man will be charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand.

The 26-year-old man has been speaking with police in Auckland in relation to her disappearance, officers said.

Ms Millane, 22, went missing from a hostel in Auckland on December 1.

Ms Millane, from Essex, was described as a “lovely, outgoing, fun-loving, family-orientated daughter” by her father, David Millane.

British backpacker missing in New Zealand
Grace Millane went missing on December 1 (Auckland City Police/PA)

After visiting Peru, she arrived in New Zealand on November 20 and had been in near-daily contact with her family until December 1 – the day before her 22nd birthday.

MISSING Auckland
(PA Graphics)

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