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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.

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