British backpacker reported missing in Thailand located at airport


A British backpacker who was reported missing in Thailand has been located, police said. 

Grace Taylor, 21, was found at Krabi airport, where she was due to fly home to England on Monday.

Her mother, Sam Taylor, made a desperate appeal on social media for help finding her daughter after she failed to make contact and board the flight. 

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "Dorset Police has been contacted by Interpol overnight and they have reported that missing woman Grace Taylor has been located at Krabi airport and is being cared for by an officer from the tourist police.

"Her family have been informed and arrangements are under way to bring Grace back to England."

Ms Taylor first raised the alarm after daughter Grace had failed to make contact with the family since February 16 while she was backpacking in Pattaya.

Grace then called her mother from Ao Nang, in Krabi province, on Monday and sounded "very stressed and frightened", Ms Taylor said in a post on Facebook.

The family, from Swanage, Dorset, booked her a flight from Krabi airport but Grace did not board the plane even though she was believed to have arrived there between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time.