Man killed girlfriend in Crete

A man from Brierley Hill in the Black Country has been convicted of killing his girlfriend. Luke Walker was originally charged with murder - now downgraded to grievous bodily harm leading to death. He was given an 8 year suspended sentence.

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Accused 'did not appear violent'

A witness has told a court in Crete that a West Midlands man, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend on the holiday island, was a loving and caring person who did not seem violent

Luke Walker, 25, of Brierley Hill near Dudley, denies killing 20-year-old Chelsea Hyndman almost three years ago.

Miss Hyndman, of Castleford, West Yorkshire, died after she was taken to hospital with abdominal pains in May 2010.

She died on May 17 from acute peritonitis, Heraklion Mixed Criminal Court, in Crete, heard as Walker's trial started.

Greek prosecutors claim Miss Hyndman was beaten by Walker, who is charged with one count of murder, but he claims she fell during a night out.

Louise Purdy, 27, told the court she socialised with Walker on a regular basis, with other people, and he did not seem be a violent kind of man.

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