The jury in the murder trial of British backpacker Grace Millane have been shown footage of her final hours alive.
In the video clips, Grace, 22, is seen enjoying a Tinder date with the man now accused of her murder.
Prosecutors say the suspect took her back to his apartment in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, where he strangled her to death.
His defence lawyers argue she died during consensual rough sex.
The court watched 30 minutes of footage pieced together by police from a chain of CCTV cameras covering central Auckland that almost followed the entire date.
Jurors were also shown pictures of the inside of the apartment room where Grace was allegedly murdered.
Blood-stains on the carpet were highlighted next to an unmade bed, with clothes scattered around the room.
Grace’s parents David and Gill Millane, from Wickford in Essex, watched as the court was shown CCTV of Grace taking a picture of a Christmas tree.
She sent that exact picture to her parents as she waited to meet her alleged killer for the first time. It was the final message Grace sent to her family before her death.
Jurors first saw a clip from 5.11pm on 1 December last year, the eve of Grace’s 22nd birthday, when the defendant was seen entering the Bluestone Room bar.
Half an hour later, Grace – in a black dress and white trainers – was filmed leaving the Base backpackers’ hostel where she was staying.
A detective in the case told the court the defendant – in a pale shirt and jeans – had bought four bottles of Heineken at the Bluestone Room.
Grace was filmed arriving at the SkyCity hotel and casino, before taking a picture of its 20 foot tall Christmas tree, at 5.45pm.
Detective Bicknell, said she can be seen using her phone to take the picture she sent her parents 45 minutes later.
After a short time the defendant walks into view and gives Grace a hug before they both walk into the casino together.
The CCTV footage captured the pair visiting a number of bars around the city before one final clip, filmed inside the lift in the defendant’s apartment building.
Recorded at 9.41pm, it shows Grace leaving the lift and heading towards the alleged killer’s apartment.
It is the last time she is seen alive.
Detective Adam Bicknell told the jury he had been in charge of tracing Grace and her alleged killer’s movements through the city as part of Operation Gourami, the code name for the police investigation into her disappearance.
His team had looked at hundreds of hours of film captured over six days, he said.
As well as the CCTV, police combed the accused’s room for clues and took pictures.
One image shown to the jury features the white substance Luminol, which police scientists use to show swathes of blood on the carpet – revealing the room’s carpet was soaked with it.
Grace’s mother walked out of the courtroom in tears as graphic details were given of evidence detectives had found on the accused’s mobile phone, including intimate pictures of her naked body.
The court also heard from one of Grace’s Lincoln University friends, Ameena Ashcroft, who she text while on the date to say she ‘just clicked’ with her alleged killer.
In a statement read out at Auckland High Court, Ameena, who was in Dubai at the time, said alarm bells rang when Grace told her she and her date were drinking heavily, saying: ‘He was like it’s birthday tomorrow we are getting smashed.’
Thinking it was the man’s own birthday, Grace’s friend told police she had thought that to get very drunk ‘is a weird thing to do with someone you don’t really know’.
An hour later, Grace told her the date was going ‘really good’, telling her: ‘Literally I click with him so well.’
Grace’s final hours on 1 December 2018
5.11pm: The defendant is seen entering the Bluestone Room bar
5.37pm: Grace is filmed leaving the Base backpackers’ hostel and walking through the streets to SkyCity
5.45pm: Grace arrives at SkyCity
A short time later the defendant arrives before they both walk into the casino together
Police said they headed to Andy’s Burger Bar inside SkyCity where the jury of seven women and five men saw that he and Grace ordered drinks and found a table
7.12pm: The couple leave the burger bar and walk through the casino atrium and down the escalator back onto the street
They cross the road and spend the next half an hour at a Mexican cafe, until the defendant is seen paying the bill with Grace standing beside him
They had shared two jugs of margheritas and one of sangria
8.27pm: The pair were filmed walking in the street before heading into the Bluestone Room where the defendant had earlier been drinking alone
They spent an hour drinking at a small table and the CCTV captures them both kissing
9.37pm: The couple leave the bar
9.40pm: They are filmed hugging as they enter the CityLife hotel, where the defendant had an apartment, and head into the lift.
Yesterday, prosecutors told the court in New Zealand that Grace was strangled to death during rough sexual intercourse.
He then searched for porn online and took photos of Grace’s dead body before he went on a second Tinder date, prosecutors said.
The defence claims Grace’s death was accidental.
Prosecutors argue records show the accused killer had searched online for ‘the hottest fire’, ‘large bags near me’ and ‘Waitakere Ranges’ – where Grace’s body was later found.
He went on a second Tinder date on 2 December before hiring a professional cleaning service.
Grace’s remains were found twisted inside a suitcase in the foetal position in a shallow grave on 9 December, the court heard.
The trial continues.