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Lincoln City players to pay their respects to backpacker Grace Millane

  • Lincoln City players will wear black armbands when they play Morecambe today.
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Lincoln City football club say they would like to offer their condolences to the family and friends of former University of Lincoln student, Grace Millane.

The body of the 22-year-old was formally identified by police in New Zealand earlier this week.

Grace went missing from a hostel in Auckland on December 1 and a body was found in the Waitakere Ranges on Sunday.

Officers said on Wednesday that Ms Millane’s family were “in the process of organising to take her home”.

Read: family of Grace Millane release emotional statement

A 26-year-old man, who cannot be named, has been charged with murder and appeared in an Auckland court on Monday.

As a mark of respect to the University of Lincoln hockey club player, the Imps’ squad will play Morecambe wearing black armbands.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone connected with Grace at this sad time.

– Lincoln City spokesperson