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Irish woman missing in Australia

The 29-year-old woman was last seen leaving a bar in Melbourne in the early hours of this morning.

Jill Meagher
Jill Meagher
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Updated 11.50

POLICE IN AUSTRALIA have said they are concerned for the safety of an Irish woman who went missing in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Jill Meagher was last seen leaving Bar Ettiquette in the Brunswick area of Melbourne at around 1.30am local time and was reported missing at around midday.

Police have been told the 29-year-old woman was out with work colleagues and left the venue with the intention of walking to her home which is just a five minute walk from the bar.

Detective Sergeant Steve Bull said police are concerned that the disappearance is out of character for the woman, and investigators are in the process of determining whether the circumstances are suspicious.

Bull said police have been reviewing CCTV footage but have not been able to find anything so far to indicate where she might have gone. He said they will be able to clarify more when businesses on the street she was last seen on open for business tomorrow and make their CCTV available.

The missing woman is described as being of a fair complexion, 165 cm tall, slim build, long curly black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a blue dress, black jacket, black patterned stockings and high heels when she was last seen.

Meagher, an employee at ABC radio in Melbourne, has lived in Australia for three years with her husband Tom, Nine News reported.

“We’ve checked with all the hospitals, but I think that someone has done something to her,” he told the Herald Sun. “I fear that because it’s not something she would do without contacting anybody.”

Meagher has set up a Facebook page about his wife’s disappearance and police in Melbourne are appealing for public assistance to help locate the woman.

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