Backpacker horror: Former girlfriend of man accused of raping British backpacker speaks out about their relationship

The drug-taking drifter accused of raping a British backpacker in Australia beat up a former girlfriend and cheated on her, it is claimed. A New Zealand-born man, who is accused of holding captive and repeatedly raping and beating a 22-year-old from Liverpool, has been disowned by his family, who said he deserves to be “locked […]

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Police investigating the death of Melanie Floyd say her husband has invoked his right to silence in the case. Picture / News Ltd

Homicide inquiry over death of Kiwi

Melanie Floyd, 28, was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital on Wednesday with critical head injuries. Photo / Supplied The suspicious death of a former Tauranga woman has devastated her friends and family, who remember a kind, funny and caring woman. Melanie Floyd, 28, was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital […]

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