Desperate search for missing British tourist after 'constant contact' with family stops

Grace Millane (pictured) has been missing for five days according to her brother. Source: Facebook/Michael Millane

Police are searching for a young tourist who went missing after ‘constant contact’ with her family suddenly stopped.

Grace Millane is a 22-year-old woman from Essex who arrived in New Zealand about two weeks ago.

She has not returned to her Auckland hostel in several days.

Her family became concerned when she did not respond to birthday messages on Sunday, New Zealand Herald reported.

She had previously been in ‘constant contact’ with her family using messaging service ‘WhatsApp.’

“Grace has been missing for 5 days,” her brother Michael Millane posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

“She has not returned to her hostel room in Auckland New Zealand and family members have had no contact since Saturday 1st December.

“The Embassy have been contacted. Please share and contact if you have any information regarding her whereabouts.”

A missing persons report was filed on Wednesday and “initial investigations are underway,” New Zealand Police told Yahoo7 in Australia.