TEARS OF BACK­PACK GIRL’S DAD

Ap­peal over miss­ing Grace

Daily Star - - TEXT MANIACS - By MARK CHAN­DLER mark.chan­[email protected]

A MIL­LION­AIRE Bri­tish dad wept as he ap­pealed for in­for­ma­tion about his miss­ing back­packer daugh­ter.

Po­lice have “grave fears” over Grace Mil­lane, 22, who was last seen with a man at a ho­tel in Auck­land, New Zealand, on De­cem­ber 1.

Prop­erty de­vel­oper David Mil­lane, 60, flew into the coun­try for a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day and pleaded for wit­nesses to come for­ward.

He said: “Grace is a lovely, out­go­ing, funlov­ing, fam­ily-ori­en­tated daugh­ter. She’s usu­ally in daily con­tact with ei­ther her mother, my­self, her two brothers or mem­bers of the fam­ily on so­cial me­dia.”

He added: “We are all ex­tremely up­set and it’s very dif­fi­cult at this time to fully de­scribe the range of emo­tions we are go­ing through.”

The Univer­sity of Lin­coln grad­u­ate, from Wick­ford, Es­sex, trav­elled to the coun­try alone after a six-week group trip around South PLEA: Dad David Amer­ica. She was sched­uled to leave her hos­tel to­day be­fore trav­el­ling on to Aus­tralia.

Det Insp Scott Beard, of Auck­land Po­lice, said of­fi­cers had spo­ken to the man last seen with Grace and were view­ing hours of CCTV footage. He said there was so far no ev­i­dence of foul play but added: “It has now been six days since Grace was last seen. At this point, we hold grave fears for her safety.”

VAN­ISHED: Grace was seen at ho­tel

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