UPDATE: Jill Meagher

Adrian Ernest Bayley.

The man accused of murdering and raping Melbourne ABC staff worker Jill Meagher has allegedly attempted to take his own life by self-inflicted wounds.

Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital this morning, suffering from deep gashes. The exact and current state of his condition is being kept private by Corrections Victoria.

Bayley is said to have attempted to take his life in the Melbourne Assessment Prison and was immediately taken to transported the hospital’s emergency department.

The prisoner is currently being charged with the rape and murder of 29-year-old Jill Meagher in Brunswick last month.

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