Missing backpacker Grace Taylor has been found in Thailand.

The 21-year-old woman from Swanage, who was backpacking in Thailand, was reported missing on Sunday after her parents had not heard from her since Tuesday.

Dorset Police, working with Interpol, launched an international investigation to find her.

This morning, a force spokesperson said they were contacted by Interpol overnight to confirm that Grace Taylor had been located in Krabi Airport and is being cared for by the Tourist Police in Thailand.

"Arrangements are now being made to bring Grace back to the UK", the spokesperson added.

Her mother, Sam Taylor, has thanked people for their support.

Posting on Facebook, she said: "Our Gracie has been found, we don't as yet know what has happened. We are working to get her home safely.

"Thank you all so very much for your efforts and kind words of encouragement and thank goodness for the power of social media over the last few days plus the help of the police and local authorities in Thailand. Xx"

Grace's parents officially reported her as a missing person to Dorset Police at 3.37am on Sunday morning after they had not heard from her since Tuesday.

On Monday, Mrs Taylor posted an appeal on the social media site for help in finding her daughter, who was understood to be in a distressed state.

In a later post on Monday, Mrs Taylor said Grace contacted them at 11am from Ao Nang, Krabi.

However, during the telephone call, she said Grace was in a very distressed state.

Mrs Taylor posted: "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 never arrived at the airport by taxi 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.

"Please can I reach out to the backpacker community once again to look out for her and get her safe.

"We are flying out tonight to come and bring her home."