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Grace Millane: Backpacker’s body returned to family

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The University of Lincoln graduate arrived in New Zealand in mid-November The body of British backpacker Grace Millane has been formally identified and returned to her family. The 22-year-old disappeared in Auckland on 1 December. Police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts of the city. Det Insp Scott Beard said: “Grace has been returned to her family and they are in the process of organising to take her home in the next few days. “Work continues to…

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Grace Millane: Solo backpacking didn’t kill her, say bloggers

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption Grace Millane had arrived in New Zealand in mid-November after a group trip in South America The search for British backpacker Grace Millane ended on Sunday when a body was found on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand. Grief, anger and messages of support for her family have dominated social media since news of her killing emerged. A man has appeared in court charged with her murder. But among those voices are some who have been repeating the same question: why had she…

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Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker’s murder

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old arrived in New Zealand in mid-November for the second part of her round-the-world trip A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane. Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December – police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts of the city. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due in court next month. Court documents showed he had been living at…

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Grace Millane: Police identify ‘location of interest’ in search for body

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old graduated from university in September and went travelling shortly afterwards New Zealand Police investigating the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane have identified a “location of interest” as they search for her body. A 26-year-old man currently being held by police is to be charged with killing Miss Millane, 22, from Essex. Det Insp Scott Beard said a scene examination was under way at a bush area on Scenic Drive, a countryside road on the outskirts of Auckland. He said he…

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Grace Millane: Police start murder inquiry

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old graduated from university in September and went travelling shortly afterwards New Zealand Police have announced they believe missing British backpacker Grace Millane has been murdered. The 22-year-old from Essex – described by her father as “lovely” and “family-orientated” – was last seen in New Zealand a week ago. Det Insp Scott Beard said evidence they had located so far told them Grace was “no longer alive”. A 26-year-old man is currently being held in connection with the murder, Det Insp Beard…

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Backpacker Grace Millane missing in New Zealand ‘last seen with man’

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old was backpacking after graduating from university in September Missing backpacker Grace Millane was last seen at a hotel with a “male companion”, police have revealed. The 22-year-old, from Essex, described by her father as “lovely” and “family-orientated”, vanished in New Zealand six days ago. Detectives in Auckland say they have spoken to the man and have identified an apartment at the Citylife Hotel as a location of interest. Det Insp Scott Beard said police “hold grave fears for her safety”. Miss…

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Grace Millane: ‘Concern grows’ for backpacker missing in New Zealand

Image copyright Millane Family Image caption Grace Millane turned 22 on Sunday, but has not replied to her family’s birthday messages Police searching for a British backpacker missing in New Zealand say concerns are growing for her safety. Grace Millane’s father is said to be on his way to the country, where his 22-year-old daughter vanished on Saturday. Miss Millane, from Essex, was last seen at Auckland’s Sky City complex and did not respond to messages on her birthday the following day. Det Insp Scott Beard, of Auckland City Police,…

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Grace Millane: British backpacker missing in New Zealand

Image copyright Millane Family Image caption Grace Millane turned 22 on Sunday, but has not replied to her family’s birthday messages Police in New Zealand are searching for a British woman who went missing five days ago. Backpacker Grace Millane, 22, from Essex, was last seen by her roommates at a hostel in Auckland on Saturday. Her family, who said they spoke to her “most days”, became concerned when she failed to reply to birthday messages on Sunday and said her silence was “completely out of character”. The Foreign Office…

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Grace Jones, 112, heard singing as WW1 ended

The oldest person alive in Britain says people were “screaming, laughing and singing” when they knew World War One had ended. Sunday marks 100 years since the 1918 Armistice which ended the war. Grace Jones, 112, has strong memories of the joy that spread across the nation, but also recalls the sorrow of losing her brother and the start of the war. Source link

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‘I lost my entire family to a cult’: How one woman escaped Grace Road

Image copyright Seoyeon Lee Image caption Seoyeon was an ordinary university student until she was “tricked” into moving to Fiji A South Korean church which believes global famine is imminent has set up base in Fiji, where it’s gained considerable influence but faced growing allegations of abuse. One woman who fled what she believes is a cult told the BBC’s Yvette Tan she lost her family in the process – but has no regrets. Seoyeon Lee had one chance to escape and she took it, running down the road in…

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