British backpacker missing in Fiji for eight days

6 March 2020, 20:10

Lydia O'Sullivan has been missing since 28 February
Lydia O'Sullivan has been missing since 28 February. Picture: Facebook

By Maddie Goodfellow

A British woman has gone missing on the south Pacific island nation of Fiji.

Lydia O'Sullivan, 23, has not been seen or heard from, since 28 February.

Ms O'Sullivan, from Whitehaven, Cumbria, has been travelling for the past two years and had been living and working in Auckland, New Zealand.

It is believed she recently travelled from Auckland to Fiji.

Cumbria Police said she usually messages family daily but has not been heard from for the past eight days.

Lydia is described as around 5ft with blue eyes, long brown hair and a petite build.

Cumbria Constabulary is liaising with Lydia's family and agencies including the police in Fiji but would ask anyone with any knowledge of her whereabouts to contact police immediately.

On Facebook, her sister wrote a post pleading with the public to help find Lydia.

"She messaged to say she had landed safely but has not been heard of since. Lydia normally contacts my mother daily. We have not heard from her for a week now," the post said.

"We are becoming increasingly worried as a family. If anyone has seen her in Fiji or has any information about her where abouts please please contact."

Call non-emergency number: 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.