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Family to pay bail money for man convicted of killing in Crete

Luke Walker from Brierley Hill convicted of killing his girlfriend in Crete

The family of Luke Walker from Brierley Hill, convicted of killing his girlfriend in Crete, say they will pay his bail money by next week.

The £8,000 payment means he can return to England to prepare for his retrial at the appeal court. He was initially charged with murder, it was reduced to GBH leading to death.

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Man convicted of killing girlfriend fights to clear name

A 25-year-old man from the Black Country is vowing to clear his name after being convicted of killing his girlfriend in Crete three years ago. Luke Walker has been given an eight-year suspended sentence.

He was initially charged with murdering Chelsea Hyndman, but that was downgraded to grievous bodily harm. He spoke exclusively to our reporter Rajiv Popat in Greece after the trial, and said he is the victim of a miscarriage of justice.


BREAKING: Boyfriend given suspended sentence for girlfriend's death

Chelsea Hyndman Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A 25-year-old man has been given an eight year suspended sentence after he was convicted of killing his girlfriend on the holiday island of Crete three years ago.

Luke Walker was found guilty of GBH leading to death after Chelsea Hyndman died on May 17, 2010.

He had been charged with and subsequently denied her murder but judges at his trial at Heraklion Mixed Criminal Court tonight accepted a motion from the public prosecutor to downgrade the murder charge after it was argued he did not intend to kill Miss Hyndman.

Walker was handed an eight-year suspended sentence.

Murder accused cries in Crete court

A man broke into tears in a Crete courtroom as he listened to a witness describe his relationship with the girlfriend he is accused of murdering, who was from West Yorkshire.

Luke Walker is alleged by Greek prosecutors to have beaten 20-year-old Chelsea Hyndman, which is said to have led to her death three years ago.

Miss Hyndman was admitted to hospital in Heraklion, Crete, with abdominal pains on May 16 and died the following day.

Heraklion Mixed Criminal Court heard she died as a result of acute peritonitis.


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Luke Walker trial: neighbour heard couple 'fighting'

A statement has been read out in court from a woman who lived in the apartment below Chelsea Hyndman and Luke Walker.

Eda Quirici informed the court that she would often hear the couple "arguing and fighting".

She was quoted as saying that on 12th May 2010, she heard "screaming, like someone being beaten."

The court was told Eda Quirici had heard "a woman screaming and it stopped after 10 minutes."

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Luke Walker trial hears girlfriend had a 'bad fall'

The friend of a woman killed in Crete, has heard she had a 'bad fall' beforehand.

25-year-old Luke Walker from Brierley Hill is on trial on the holiday island, accused of murdering girlfriend Chelsea Hyndman, who was 20.

Chelsea's friend, Lyndsay Williamson, told the court:

"On the 6th May 2010, we all went out in Malia [a seaside resort] in the evening and were playing drinking games.

"Chelsea had a bad fall, which I didn't see because I was in a bar. When I saw her, she said she hurt her side."

Miss Williamson also said in evidence:

"From 11th May onwards, Chelsea seemed different. She seemed 'spaced out'... She had stomach cramps and was in a foetal position. She wanted to be alone."

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Luke Walker trial: couple were "100% in love"

The trial of a man from Brierley Hill who is accused of killing his girlfriend in Crete, has heard the pair were 'very much in love'.

Luke Walker, 25, denies murdering 20-year-old Chelsea Hyndman almost three years ago.

Miss Hyndman, of Castleford, West Yorkshire, died after she was taken to hospital with abdominal pains in May 2010.

A court on the holiday island has been hearing from Chelsea's friend, Lyndsay Williamson:

"They were a young couple, very much in love. They felt invincible and wanted to get married and have children.

"They were happy and 100% in love."

– Lyndsay Williamson
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