31/10/2013

Gardaí Seek Permission To Release Images Of Found Girl

Gardaí have petitioned the High Court for permission to release a photograph of a teenage girl found in Dublin earlier this month.

The girl was found in a state of distress in the city centre and is currently receiving care and treatment from the Health Service Executive.

Gardaí say that they have exhausted all lines of enquiry in their efforts to identify the girl.

According to reports the HSE is against releasing a picture of the girl, arguing that it would have a "disturbing effect" on both the girl and the social workers involved in her case.

The judge chose to defer the decision until Monday, at which point it is understood the image will be released unless there is a change in the girl's circumstances.

(MH/IT)

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