THIS is the face of the man who murdered Grace Millane in New Zealand.

Jesse Kempson, 28, can now be named following a ruling by the Supreme Court in the country.

Along with murdering the 21-year-old backpacker from Wickford, Kempson has been convicted at two further trials in the past three months, of raping a woman he met on the dating app, Tinder, and of a series of offences against a former partner, including sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection, threatening to kill and assault with a weapon.

Kempson met Ms Millane on a dating app and dumped her body in a forested area after strangling her in a hotel in Auckland on December 1 2018 – the day before her 22nd birthday.

In February this year he was jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 17 years in prison before being eligible for parole.