Missing backpacker found in Thailand

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Grace Taylor’s mother posted an Facebook appeal for help after her daughter failed to board a flight home

A British backpacker has been found after going missing in Thailand, police have said.

Grace Taylor, 21, from Swanage, was located at Krabi airport and was being cared for by an officer from the tourist police, Dorset Police said.

She was reported missing after she had not contacted her family in five days, her mother Sam Taylor posted on Facebook on Monday.

A later post said she was “stressed and frightened” at the airport.

Ms Taylor had been reported missing to Dorset Police after her last contact from a hostel in Pattaya on 16 February.

Her mother appealed to the backpacking community on social media for information.

Late on Monday, she posted that her daughter had contacted her family from Ao Nang. They booked her a flight home, although her mother said she did not board the plane.

Dorset Police said it had been contacted by Interpol to confirm Ms Taylor had been found and that arrangements were being made to bring Grace back to the UK.

A spokeswoman said her family have been informed.

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