Facebook removes 'Meagher' pages

VICTORIAN Police are relieved that social media giant Facebook has removed pages attacking the man accused of murdering Melbourne woman Jill Meagher.

Police had been fighting for the shutdown as a number of hate pages sprung up naming and targeting Adrian Ernest Bayley.

Law experts, police and Ms Meagher's family had repeatedly warned users to be cautious of what they broadcast on social media sites because it could jeopardise a fair trial.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman confirmed the pages were now gone and that police were "very happy with that outcome".

She declined to comment further.

Ms Meagher was attacked while walking home from bar in inner-city Melbourne on the morning of September 22, with her body found by police six days later.

Since then a march to remember her attracted tens of thousands who stood against violence in Melbourne.

Mr Bayley is being held in custody on charges of rape and murder, awaiting a committal mention in January.



'BARKING MAD': Lister slams $100,000 dog weight loss program

premium_icon 'BARKING MAD': Lister slams $100,000 dog weight loss program

MP rips into 'ludicrous' funding to help dogs shed kilos.

Man who fled violent country looks to Warwick for security

premium_icon Man who fled violent country looks to Warwick for security

Refugees 'ready and willing' to settle, but one thing is missing.

Firies rescue woman trapped in car on Cunningham Highway

Firies rescue woman trapped in car on Cunningham Highway

Emergency crews rush to two-vehicle collision on major road.

Local Partners