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Allison Baden-Clay murder case: Gerard Baden-Clay charged with murder

ARREST: Gerard Baden-Clay being taken to Roma St
watchhouse after being arrested at Indooroopilly police station.

GERARD Baden-Clay has been charged with the murder of his wife Allison Baden-Clay.

A handcuffed Mr Baden-Clay was taken from Indooroopilly police station to the Roma Street watchhouse by police, arriving just after 6.40pm.

Mr Baden-Clay's lawyer Darren Mahony said his client was "devastated".

He said it was Baden-Clay’s intention to "defend the charge vigorously".

Mr Mahony said Mr Baden-Clay had instructed him to make an urgent bail application.

Accused murderers cannot apply for bail in the magistrates court so Mr Mahony will have to go to the Supreme Court.

However, a Supreme Court bail application cannot be heard until at least 48 hours after it is filed so Mr Baden-Clay is likely to remain behind bars until at least early next week.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said police would not be making any comment on what remained an ongoing investigation.

Several police cars, including scientific police and detectives from State Crime Operation Command's Homicide Squad, have arrived at the Baden-Clay family home on Brookfield Rd.

Police had moved the media away before the cars arrived at 6.25pm.

Scientific police appear to be searching the Baden-Clay home with torches and have switched on several lights both up and downstairs.

Mrs Baden-Clay was reported missing from her Brookfield home on April 20 after she failed to return from a walk.

The mother-of-three's disappearance sparked a massive hunt involving hundreds of police and SES personnel.

Her body was found on the banks of the Kholo Creek at Anstead 10 days later.

Hundreds of mourners turned out for her funeral on May 11.