Saturday 18 November 2017

Jill Meagher's killer Adrian Bayley stabbed with fork in Australian prison

Adrian Ernest Bayley and Jill Meagher
Adrian Ernest Bayley and Jill Meagher
Adrian Bayley
Adrian Bayley at a bar.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Convicted killer and rapist Adrian Bayley has been stabbed with a fork in and Australian prison, according to reports.

Bayley is serving at least 40 years in prison for the rape and murder of Irishwoman Jill Meagher in 2012.

Corrections Victoria confirmed this morning that a prisoner “received minor injuries following an incident” and was treated at the scene.

A number of Australian media outlets are reporting that a fork was used to stab Bayley at Barwon Prison in West Melbourne on Thursday.

The Herald Sun  says the prisoner has been held outside the mainstream jail units because of fears he would be a target for other prisoners.

Police have been called to investigate the attack.

Jill Meagher (29), from Co Louth, was murdered and raped while walking home from a pub in Brunswick, a suburb of Melbourne, in September 2012.

Bayley (46) was jailed for at least 35 years for the attack. He was found guilty in May 2015 of three more violent rapes and was sentenced to 18 years in jail for those crimes.

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