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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
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Gardaí to work with Aussie police as girl found outside GPO is identified
Gardaí have thanked the public for its assistance and are now following a definite line of inquiry.

Updated 11:00 pm

GARDAÍ HAVE IDENTIFIED the teenage girl who was found in a distressed state at the GPO last month and will now be working closely with Australian Police as investigations continue.

Gardaí had earlier today released an image of the girl to help with their investigations but this evening have said that, with the assistance of the public, they are now following a definite line of inquiry.

As well as working with Australian Police  Gardaí say they will continue to work with the HSE to “finalise the matter”:

“Gardaí wish to sincerely thank the public and the media for their assistance. They also wish to inform them that no further assistance is required at this time.”

Australian Federal Police say they are currently working to establish the nature of contact with the Garda Síochána on the matter and will be seeking clarification from their offices in London on this.

The girl speaks very little English and is currently in the care of the HSE.

Read: Gardaí release image of mystery GPO girl >