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Midlands man due to stand trial in Crete

Luke Walker. Credit: PA

A 25-year-old man is due to stand trial in Crete over the death of his girlfriend while they were on holiday.

Luke Walker from Brierley Hill is accused of killing Chelsea Hyndman in Malia in 2010.

Miss Hyndman died from abdominal injuries.

Mr Walker was allowed to return home on bail when the trial in Heraklion was halted last October.

He denies all the charges.


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Trial of Midlands man accused of Crete murder

Luke Walker. Credit: PA

The trial of a man from Brierley Hill, who's been accused of killing his girlfriend on the Greek island of Crete, will begin tomorrow.

Luke Walker has been charged with murdering Chelsea Hyndman, from Castleford in Yorkshire.

The pair lived and worked on the island.

Miss Hyndman died from abdominal injuries three years ago.

Mr Walker denies murder and says she died after a fall during a night out with friends in the resort of Malia.

After her death, Mr Walker was jailed on remand for five months and kept in Greece until October last year, when his trial was unexpectedly adjourned.

He was then allowed to return home to the Midlands.

The hearing is expected to last at least four days.

Murder accused's father talks about return to Crete

Patrick Walker has told ITV News Central that he feels 'sick' at the thought of returning to the island of Crete for the trial of his son.

Luke Walker, from the Black Country, is accused of killing his girlfriend Chelsea Hyndman in May 2010.

Luke spent two and a half years in a Greek jail but was bailed in October 2012.

His father says the costly trial has left the family in debt.


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.

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