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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

Allegations surrounding Winson Green trial, full report

The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police says he is looking into allegations that a senior police officer lied under oath at the murder trial of 8 men.

Yesterday all 8 defendants were cleared of murdering Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir, who died after being hit by a car during the riots last summer.

Today community leaders said the police had to start being more transparent and accountable. Charlotte Grant reports.

An emergency community meeting was held in Birmingham last night following the verdict of the Winson Green trial

A once divided community in Winson Green, this morning seemed united in demanding answers over the conduct of West Midlands police.

Eight men were yesterday cleared of murdering Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir, who died in last summer's riots in Birmingham.

But it came to light that in the later stages of the trial at Birmingham Crown Court, the judge decided that a senior police officer had lied under oath.

It led to an emergency community meeting being called last night, a spokesperson said the people of Birmingham need to move on from this tragedy.

West Midlands Police say the senior officer involved has not been suspended, an investigation by the police watchdog, the IPCC is now being carried out.

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