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 trial: jurors sworn in

Luke Walker (left) Credit: PA

A man from the West Midlands has gone on trial accused of murdering his girlfriend on the holiday island of Crete.

Luke Walker, 24, of Brierley Hill near Dudley, has always denied killing 20-year-old Chelsea Hyndman, who died in May 2010 after going to hospital with abdominal pains.

Mr Walker's brother Ryan and father Patrick are also in court today for the start of the trial.

After the four jurors were sworn in, Walker spoke through an interpreter to confirm his identity.

He gave his occupation as "electrician" and told the three judges he lived in Stalis, a coastal resort in Crete.

Luke Walker arrives at court

Luke Walker (centre) 24, arriving at Heraklion Mixed Court in Crete Credit: ITV Central

A man from the West Midlands has arrived at court in Greece charged with murdering his girlfriend on the holiday island of Crete.

Waitress Chelsea Hyndman, from West Yorkshire, died after she was admitted to hospital in Heraklion with abdominal pains in May 2010.

Mr Walker denies murder, saying Ms Hyndman fell after a night out.

Luke Walker (centre) 24, arriving at Heraklion Mixed Court in Crete Credit: ITV Central

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Strikes in Greece to interrupt trial

Luke Walker, 22, escorted by police as he left a courthouse in the city of Iraklio, 2010. Credit: PA

The trial of a man from the West Midlands, who's charged with murdering his girlfriend while on holiday in Crete, will be interrupted by the on-going strikes in Greece.

The first stage of the trial was originally scheduled for today and tomorrow. But a strike by Greek judges means the court will only sit for one day, and a date for further hearings has yet to be set.

Man on trial over girlfriend's death in Greece

A man from the West Midlands is due to go on trial in Greece charged with murdering his girlfriend on the holiday island of Crete.

Waitress Chelsea Hyndman, from West Yorkshire, died after she was admitted to hospital in Heraklion with abdominal pains in May 2010.

Greek prosecutors say her boyfriend, Luke Walker, 24, from Brierley Hill, attacked her, inflicting fatal injuries.

Mr Walker denies murder, saying Ms Hyndman fell after a night out.

He was held on remand for five months and is currently on bail and cannot leave the island.

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