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”, vanished 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 added.
Miss Millane’s body has not yet been found, but Det Insp Beard said police were “determined to do all we can to find her”.
Miss Millane, who graduated from the University of Lincoln in September, had been travelling alone in New Zealand for two weeks, following a six-week group trip through South America.