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How The Media Treats Australian Backpacker Britt Lapthorne

by | 5th, October 2008

The frantic family and friends of missing Australian backpacker Britt Lapthorne are appealing for help to trace her.

Anorak picked up on the story of the 21-year-old Melbourne woman who has been missing since September 18 after she visited a night club in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and seems to be among the first of the UK media to do so.

Britt, above, had been staying at a backpacker hostel and police failed to react quickly to a fellow backpacker’s anxious inquiries about her the following day. It was several days before her family were informed and her brother, Darren, and father, Dale, are now in Croatia and urging police to do more.

Britt was last seen in the Fuego nightclub in the city.

Croatian police say the son of the owner of the Dubrovnik hostel where Britt was staying was released after questioning but was not a formal suspect. Father Dale and brother Darren have now had to endure reports of the allegations their family member was known to be promiscuous.

Britt’s home city

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