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Grace Millane: Man denies killing Essex backpacker in New Zealand

Grace Millane had been travelling in New Zealand. Credit: Lucie Blackman Trust

A man has denied murdering Essex backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand.

Miss Millane, 22, disappeared on December 1 and her body was found on the outskirts of Auckland a week later.

She was on a round-the-world backpacking trip and had just arrived in the country.

The defendant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared in Auckland's High Court on Tuesday and entered a not guilty plea.

A trial date has now been set for November.