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23/02/2016 02:26 GMT | Updated 23/02/2016 04:59 GMT

Grace Taylor: Mother Makes Plea For Missing Daughter Who 'People Were Trying To Hurt' In Thailand

A mother has made a desperate appeal for help to trace her daughter who went missing in Thailand after telling her "people were trying to hurt her".

Sam Taylor raised the alarm after her 21-year-old daughter Grace had failed to make contact with the family since February 16 while she was backpacking in Pattaya.

UPDATE:Police find Grace Taylor at Krabi Airport

Grace then called her mother from Ao Nang, in Krabi province, on Monday and sounded "very stressed and frightened saying that people were trying to hurt her", Taylor said in a post on Facebook.

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The mother of Grace Taylor has made a desperate appeal for help finding her daughter who is missing in Thailand

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.

In a post on Monday, Taylor said: "Grace contacted us at 11am today from Ao Nang, she was very stressed and frightened saying that people were trying to hurt her and were following her and she wanted to come home.

"We calmed her down and booked her a flight from Krabi tonight but she apparently reached the airport but didn't catch her flight and has gone missing again.

"We are desperately worried, all previous backpacker sightings have reported that she is disorientated and not in a good mental state."

Taylor has reported her missing to Dorset Police and the Foreign Office (FO) and appealed for backpackers in the country to help locate Grace.

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Sam Taylor's Facebook plea for help finding her daughter

A family member would be flying to Thailand to join the search and bring her home, Taylor added.

An FO spokesman said: "We are in touch with local authorities about a British national who was reported missing in Thailand and are providing consular assistance to the family."

In December British traveller Jordan Jacobs caused alarm after calling his parents and telling them he was being held against his will. The 21-year-old was located days later and when asked about the panic he had caused said: "Perhaps I was having too much fun."