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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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.