Maryam Hamka
Police are appealing for any information on the whereabouts of Maryam Hamka, 36, who was last seen in Brunswick last Saturday. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Victoria Police have issued an appeal for information after the 36-year-“distraught” old’s family reported her missing on Thursday.

The ex-partner of missing Melbourne woman Maryam Hamka has been arrested in relation to her disappearance, with one week passing without her being seen or using her bank account, phone or social media.

Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said on Saturday there were “significant concerns” for the woman, who left her family home in Barkly Street in Brunswick last Saturday afternoon.

“She had with her a bag of clothing,” he said.

“We’re aware she was picked up by a male companion – at this stage there’s inquiries being conducted as to who that person was.

“We know that her phone, social media and bank accounts haven’t been used since late Saturday night/early Sunday morning — which is highly unusual.”

He said it wasn’t unusual for Ms Hamka to not see her family for several days but “as the days mounted, their concerns were raised” and they reported her disappearance to authorities.

The last known sighting of Ms Hamka was at a Woolworths store in Albert Street, Brunswick at 5.30pm on Saturday, April 10.

She had told family she was intending to visit a friend in Brighton.

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