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Last Updated: Saturday, 29 April 2006, 13:48 GMT 14:48 UK
UK graduate missing in Australia
Frances Embleton
Frances Embleton went missing in Sydney more than a week ago
The disappearance of a 24-year-old law graduate from the UK, who has gone missing in Australia, is being investigated by police.

Frances Embleton went missing in Sydney more than a week ago.

Her father Norman Embleton, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, said she normally kept in regular contact with him and her sisters Sally and Laura.

He said police in Sydney, where she was living, are checking her bank account records for clues to her whereabouts.

Ms Embleton was due to meet the family of her father's partner in Bangkok last Monday, but never arrived.

Mr Embleton, a construction company secretary, said: "I am just waiting for a phone call. If she needs money she only has to call and I can get some out to her. We are very worried."

Ms Embleton graduated with a 2:1 in Law from Birmingham University before doing Bar Exams.

'Very puzzling'

She then took a year off to go to Australia with friends. She was doing part time work there to provide for herself.

Mr Embleton said: "She is very sensible and well organised. It is out of character for her not to contact us. She is very close to her sisters.

"We are just hanging on waiting for a telephone call. It is very puzzling.

"The police in Sydney are checking her bank accounts to see if she has taken out any money."

Frances was due to land in Bangkok on Monday where she was to be met by the family of Norman's partner Walpha.

Ms Embleton had lived in Cremorne in Sydney. She was believed to be single though had an Australian ex-boyfriend.


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