Murder trial in Crete

The trial of a man from the Black Country accused of killing his girlfriend will resume next week. Luke Walker is accused of beating girlfriend Chelsea Hyndman to death in 2010. He denies murder.

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Luke Walker's family fly out to Crete for murder trial

The family of Luke Walker are flying to Crete today, hoping to clear his name.

The 24-year-old from Brierley Hill in the Black Country is accused of beating his girlfriend to death in May 2010.

Former boyfriend, Luke Walker, denies murder Credit: PA

The couple were in Malia when it's claimed Chelsea Hyndman collapsed with pains in her stomach. She was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery but died from her injuries.

It was three days later when Luke was arrested.

Greek prosecutors claimed she was beaten by Luke, but he says she fell during a night out.

Luke Walker with girlfriend Chelsea Hyndman Credit: ITV

He spent five months in jail in Crete awaiting his trial, he was then granted bail but was not allowed to leave the island.

In October 2012 his trial was adjourned and he was allowed to return to the UK.

He denies murder. The trial starts on Tuesday.


Family of girl killed in Crete 'frustrated' at trial delay

The family of a woman who prosecutors claim was killed in Greece by a man from the West Midlands say they are 'back to square one' after the murder trial was dramatically adjourned.

Luke Walker, 24, from Brierley Hill denies murdering 20 year-old Chelsea Hyndman on the holiday island of Crete in 2010.

The family of Miss Hyndman say they are frustrated by the delay to the trial and the decision to grant Mr. Walker bail. The 24 year-old has returned to Britain.

Trial adjourned: Luke Walker granted bail to the UK

The court has adjourned in the trial of Luke Walker- the man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Greece.

The court sat for less than an hour before adjourning because key prosecution witnesses had not been summoned.

Many of the witnesses in the case had flown in from Britain.

Walker's solicitor, George Pyromallis, asked that the defendant, who's spent the last two-and-a-half years in Crete, be allowed to return to England on bail.

The Walker family were emotional, some in tears, as the court granted bail to the UK.

Speaking after the hearing, Luke said it was the "best outcome so far".

Luke, who's from Brierley Hill near Dudley, has always denied killing 20-year-old Chelsea Hyndman.

He will return to Brierley Hill with his family and may work in the family's electrical business.

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